Research and Development Staff
Ben Luey MS., Staff Scientist:
Mr. Luey has experience in experimental laser cooling and atom trapping. He has designed and built external-cavity diode-lasers, ultra-high vacuum systems, and the thermo-opto-mechanical structures used in laser stabilization and atom trapping. While a graduate student in the labs of Dana Anderson at JILA he designed the atom-chips used to trap and manipulate atoms, and ran these atom trapping experiments. As a staff scientist at Vescent, Mr. Luey has played a pivotal role in the development of our D2-series atom trapping DBR lasers and control electronics.
Juan Pino Ph.D., Staff Scientist:
Juan Pino joins us from JILA, where he recently earned his Ph.D. under Dr. Eric Cornell and Dr. Deborah Jin. Juan’s Ph.D. work focused on novel, shot-noise limited measurement techniques of Bose-Einstein condensates. While at JILA Dr. Pino developed a strong background in optics, modeling, electronics, and the design and construction of cold-atom experiments. Recently Juan has been applying the lessons he learned at JILA to the non-mechanical designs being incorporated into the next-generation of Vescent products.
Seth Johnson MS., Staff Scientist:
Seth Johnson has expertise with optical fabrication, analysis, metrology, and process controls. While a graduate student at JILA he worked on slow atomic collisions in rubidium, gaining expertise in laser and optical experimentation. He worked as a staff scientist at Perdix Inc. developing low temperature actuators for space applications. At Vescent Seth has been instrumental in developing the electro-optic laser scanners, optical time delay systems, and our waveguide process controls.
Neil Rebolledo has expertise with designing, building, and utilizing optical experiments and test stations, optical fabrication techniques, process control, and general engineering. He earned his undergraduate degree in physics from the Metropolitan State College of Denver with a minor in mathematics. He is currently working toward his masters degree in physics. At Vescent Mr. Rebolledo is charged with optical waveguide polishing, shaping, packaging, and testing. He has been instrumental in the development of the electro-optic scanner technology and other EO devices developed at Vescent.