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Miniaturized all optical ultracold atom source for quantum sensors in Space

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Implementation progress
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20 June 2022

Duration: 36 months

Objective

Quantum sensors, and more specifically atom interferometry, are seriously considered in the frame of future space missions for Earth observation and fundamental physics. In this context, ICE project aims to develop a matter wave interferometer operating in microgravity to reach high sensitivity. For such an apparatus, the atom source is a key feature, and it is very important to optimize the atom flux and the spatial expansion of the atom cloud without increasing the complexity and the size of the device.

Contract number
4000138492
OSIP Idea Id
I-2022-00513
Related OSIP Campaign
Open Channel
Main application area
Science
Budget
55000€
Topical cluster
Miniaturized all optical ultracold atom source for quantum sensors in Space