New, Joshua — CMOS Atom Chips: A lab on a Chip

Cold atom interferometry has proven to be a promising technology for creating high precision inertial sensors, measuring fundamental constants and testing physics such as the WEP. Currently, cold atom devices are constrained by their size, requiring an entire lab to function which limits portability. A route to overcome this issue is with fully integrated atom chips; where the optics, electronics and vacuum are all incorporated into a single device. Using CMOS technology, we are developing chips with integrated electronics for performing evaporative cooling, rf-dressing, fluorescence detection and magnetic field measurements.