Accession Number:

ADA550363

Title:

Atom Interferometer Modeling Tool

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 22 May 2009-22 Jul 2010

Corporate Author:

BOULDER LABS INC NIWOT CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-08-08

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Over phase II of this STTR, we developed a flexible and powerful tool, called LiveAtom, for designing and modeling experiments with cold and ultra-cold atoms. The tool was developed using a flexible development methodology that allowed us to build on our successes in phase I of the contract, and to quickly incorporate feedback from a variety of different research groups that were using the tool. In this report, we describe the resulting product and show different examples of the two and three dimensional visualizations the tool provides. We discuss the major computational features of the tool, and describe the motivation for their development. Finally, we discuss the reception of the tool by our users and in the larger cold atom research community. LiveAtom is a reliable and valuable tool for groups working with atom chips, has been validated against real world experiments, and is currently in use at several different laboratories across the country.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE