How to manipulate atoms with lasers to make quantum inertial sensors

The gradiometer team at the University of Birmingham has developed the World’s most portable quantum gravity gradiometer. 

Quantum technologies

Compact and robust fiber lasers are key to success when making portable quantum instruments.

In this case story, you can read how the group used cooled Rubidium-87 atoms to develop quantum gravity gradiometers to measure density fluctuations. Gravity gradiometers can be used to map underground density anomalies by measuring the gradient of gravity.

Read how the team made their quantum gravity gradiometers using our Koheras BASIK and BOOSTIK single-frequency fiber lasers and our HARMONIK second harmonic generation module.