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Vescent Lasers Support Flying MOT

Dana Anderson, a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and a Fellow at JILA, and his team have executed the first known civilian flight carrying a payload of ultracold rubidium atoms by flying from Boulder to Cheyenne, WY and back.

The “Physics Package” of the MOT comprising the rubidium-charged vacuum chamber was provided by Cold Quanta and the lasers and control electronics were proudly provided by Vescent Photonics.  The D2-100 DBR Laser was controlled by a D2-105 Laser Controller which offers the lowest noise current source available.

Read the full CU Boulder Today article here.

Operational MOT in cockpit of airplane