Since the advent of quantum physics in the first half of last century, interaction of light and matter has been an exciting and extensive field of research. In 1997, The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to Steven Chu, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji and William D. Phillips ”for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light”. Since then, there has been an acceleration in theoretical and experimental research and some industrial applications have been already validated.
The lasers used in these experiments must have excellent performance in terms of noise and stability. Stable optical lattices and low temperature optical traps are strongly dependent on laser noise, power stability, mode stability and beam pointing stability. Compromise on one or all of these parameters can lead to unwanted atom heating and loss of or reduction in lattice contrast. Azurlight Systems offers industry leading performance across all of these parameters making the lasers best in class for a wide range of low temperature physics systems.
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