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    International Research Team Applies Metasurface Photonic Device Potential to Cold Atom Quantum Technology

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    Researchers at the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing, led by the University of Birmingham, have designed and implemented an approach for miniaturizing devices used in quantum sensing systems. A new technique for shrinking the size of quantum sensors drives the discovery, which relies on optical metasurfaces cutting the amount of space a laser delivery system needs to achieve functionality in quantum technology.

    Sensing-device quantum technology works by controlling laser beams to engineer and manipulate atoms at supercold temperatures. This typically necessitates a vacuum chamber holding atoms for cooling. In this setup, a laser fires photons at the atoms while they are in motion, lowering their momentum and cooling them….

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    Aug, 06 2020 |

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