3D Printed Atom Trapping

The current expansion in the field of quantum technologies and in particular quantum sensors has given rise to notable strides forward in device sensitivities, with applications ranging from satellite-independent navigation to non-invasive civil surveying.

A 3D printed atom trapping structure, mounted inside an ultrahigh vacuum chamber.

In our "3D Lab", we are making use of the emerging capabilities of so-called additive manufacturing (AM or '3D-printing') to develop a reliable and efficient quantum resource. This manufacturing technique offers unrivaled freedom in the design of components, and provides a marked improvement in terms of efficiency and the potential for systems integration. This project is a cross-discipline collaboration between academic physicists, engineering and a commercial AM company, aimed at re-imagining or replacing many of the common elements seen in such quantum sensors.  

For more information, or to join our team, don't hesitate to get in touch!

Accelerator Building

University of Sussex

Falmer

Brighton

BN1 9RH

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