"A new generation of ultra-high performance instruments based on laser-cooled atoms," by Bruno Desruelle (Muquans, France)

Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Series: 
AMO Seminars

AMO Seminar

Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330
Tuesday, November 10
11:00AM

Guest Speaker: Bruno Desruelle (Muquans, France)

Talk Title: "A new generation of ultra-high performance instruments based on laser-cooled atoms"

Abstract:

After 30 years of academic research, intensive developments are being conducted to improve the compactness and the reliability of quantum physics experimental set-ups in order to transfer such devices from laboratory-based research to an operational utilization.

This seminar will be dedicated to the presentation of the Absolute Quantum Gravimeter and the atomic clock that are being developed by Muquans. We will present in detail the principles of operation and the main features of our instruments. Their performances in terms of sensitivity, stability and accuracy and the latest results they achieved will be reviewed. We will then discuss their use to support other research activities.

Muquans is a French SME specialized in high-precision measurements based on laser-cooled atoms. Muquans is a spin-off from Institut d’Optique (LP2N) and Observatoire de Paris (LNE-SYRTE), where the core of our products has been developed for more than 15 years. After 5 years of activity, Muquans has built a highly experienced team of 20 scientists and engineers gathering a deep expertise in various technological domains.

Event Attachments: 
Location: 
PAB 4-330