Simplified Atom Interferometer Laser Systems (SAILS)

Physical Sciences Inc (PSI) has been awarded a research program from the US Navy to develop the Simplified Atom Interferometer Laser System (SAILS) that will be capable of generating two frequency-referenced and phase-coherent optical wavelengths to reduce the size, weight, and complexity of the optical systems that support portable atom interferometry based sensors.

In hermetic packaging, SAILS will contain three high power, narrow linewidth lasers all referenced to a compact magnetically shielded rubidium vapor cell with two fiber-coupled outputs, one for 2-photon atom interferometry (AI) and one for atom state preparation and detection. It will exhibit fast start-up, auto-locking, and agile frequency tuning for universal compatibility with AI architectures for strategic-grade inertial navigation and low noise laser drive & lock circuits.

PSI’s laser source technology developed in this program will allow quantum sensor technology to progress from the laboratory to actual field use. Quantum sensors address key applications such as inertial navigation, precision timekeeping, and sensitive magnetometry.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Joel Hensley
Vice President, Photonics
Physical Sciences Inc.
Telephone: (978) 689-0003