uantum-Atom Optics Laboratory


Atom Chip

We aim to collapse bulky cooling and trapping devices to fit most crucial parts in a volume not greater than 8cm3. Single atoms produced are floating on a tiny silicon wafer within magneto-optical confinement, which will serve as a prototype for a portable atom chip. The chip is wholly enclosed in a vacuum glass cube with no electrical lead and can be magnetically & optically controlled. The idea is that one can carry this cube anywhere, insert it into any trapping machine and have a personal single atom trap in less than a second. “Ambitious achievement?” let’s recall the first 5 minutes of the film “Artificial Intelligence” backs in 2001, that is how it works.