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TSL DELIVERS COMPLETE UHV SYSTEM TO THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM FOR NEXT-GEN ATOM INTERFEROMETRY EXPERIMENTS

Fenton and Paul deliver and install the complete system at the University of Birmingham

Paul Kennard, Technical Services Manager, and Fenton Mann, Technical Sales Manager, travelled to Birmingham University to hand-deliver a complete high optical access ultra-high vacuum system.

At the heart of the system is a quantum glass cell, seamlessly incorporating two high-grade fused silica laser optics. Antireflective coatings were applied to all-but-one side of the cell’s exterior, with the fused silica optics coated on both sides. Being ‘all glass’ allows for optical access from all sides and offers several benefits over traditional metallic cells, including being fully non-magnetic.

Torr Scientific’s expertise in glass-to-metal seals allowed the cell to be combined with the remainder of the system, which was comprised of high-grade 316LN parts, SAES getter pump, valves and other hardware. The complete system was then assembled, vacuum-baked and leak tested in our facilities before being personally delivered and installed by us.

We wish Rustin Nourshargh and his colleagues at Birmingham every success with using the system for experiments in next-generation atom interferometry, paving the way for quantum technology to solve our most complex problems.

If you are currently working on or are developing a project requiring a bespoke system for atom-trapping/interferometry, please contact us on sales@torrscientific.co.uk and take advantage of our unique expertise and capabilities in this area.

Post-bake-out helium leak testing under vacuum in TSL’s facilities.

Close-up of all glass/fused silica cell with AR coatings and integrated pumping stem.