Solution Science for Research and Industry

Posts tagged “computing

Next week, we are in Oxford for Quantum UK 2015

ELLblurred2Quantum UK 2015 will be the first in a series of annual meetings of the UK Quantum Technology Hub Network that was established by the UK government to accelerate the transition of quantum technologies from research to industry.

Elliot Scientific will be attending this meeting, that takes place at St John’s College, Oxford, from the 28th to the 30th of September. We will be exhibiting a wide variety of our systems, solutions, technologies, and products – both home-grown and from the companies we represent based in the USA, Asia and Europe.

The four Quantum Technology Hubs led by the universities of Oxford, York, Glasgow and Birmingham. They are focussed on:

  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum secure communications
  • Quantum-enhanced imaging
  • Quantum-enabled sensing

The conference will discuss the progress, strategy and technical challenges for all these sectors, and will bring together industry, academics, and government with the aim of stimulating new projects and standardising more mature technologies. Contact us for more information.


ICE Box™: Integrated Control Electronics from Vescent Photonics

ICE_Angle_1-371x264Vescent Photonics has introduced ICE, a compact suite of digitally controlled electronics that will precisely drive and stabilise a broad range of semiconductor lasers and associated photonics tools.

The ICE system is based on the same high-performance D2 Series electronics that have established Vescent Photonics as the leader in laser control and stabilisation. It is fully compatible with all Vescent D2 modules and can be used to drive and control a complete stabilised-laser system; overseeing frequency and temperature, offset lock DBR, DFB, or External Cavity lasers.

Each ICE control board is commanded via a USB Virtual Communication Port programmed in a language such as LabVIEW™, MATLAB™, Python, Java, et al. An intuitive GUI can also be used to issue commands and control the experiment or, if installed in the ‘ICE Box’- a chassis that provides power and interface connections – a front-panel control is included.

For more information about this new product, or any other from Vescent Photonics, please contact us.


Laser Servo gets positive feedback from users

Elliot Scientific has had commendations from laser scientists around the UK after trials with the D2-125 laser servo from Vescent Photonics.

Designed for low-noise servo control of lasers and other experimental systems, the reconfigurable servo is equipped with a PI2D loop filter (with two-stage integral feedback) that provides tight locking to cavities and atomic/molecular transitions.

The D2-125 provides full control over the loop-filter parameters, enabling servo-loop optimisation for a wide variety of systems such as acousto and electro-optic actuators, voice coils, piezo actuators, and so on.

Auto relocking is available for the D2-125 Laser Servo as an option. Lock Guard™ detects when the servo loop filter has gone out of lock and automatically recaptures it.  Lock Guard™ control parameters are all user adjustable for maximum flexibility and optimal performance.

Key research areas for Vescent products are:

  • Magneto-Optical Traps (MOT) for laser-cooling of atoms
  • Coherent atom sources
  • Sensors for gravitometry and magnetometry
  • Focused ion beams
  • Ultrasensitive trace-isotope analysis
  • Quantum computing and cryptography

For more information about Vescent Photonics, their electro-opticwaveguide, and laser technology products, please contact us.


Cold Atom Science to benefit from laser products by Vescent Photonics

Elliot Scientific is pleased to announce that we are now able to offer laser products from Vescent Photonics to researchers in the UK and Ireland. Vescent Photonics is a technology driven organisation developing and manufacturing novel electro-optic, waveguide, and laser technologies. Key research areas Vescent products are used in are:

  • Magneto-Optical Traps (MOT) for laser-cooling of atoms
  • Coherent atom sources
  • Sensors for gravitometry and magnetometry
  • Focused ion beams
  • Ultrasensitive trace-isotope analysis
  • Quantum computing and cryptography

The Denver-based company is privately held by the original scientist and engineer founders, one of whom – Mike Anderson – was part of the group that created the first Bose-Einstein condensate. For more information about Vescent Photonics, their products, and other products we offer for cold atom science, please contact us.


Elliot Scientific Sponsors QuAMP 2011: Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford

QuAMP 2011 takes place at the University of Oxford in September

QuAMP 2011 takes place at the University of Oxford in SeptemberMid-September sees the return of the biennial conference on Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics. This year, the event runs from September 18th to 22nd at the University of Oxford Physics Department (Clarendon  Laboratory), and at Balliol College, Oxford.

Elliot Scientific will be attending as a sponsor on Monday, September 19th and we will be demonstrating a range of equipment that will be of interest to the delegates with backgrounds in atomic, molecular, optical and plasma physics.

The Clarendon Laboratory will also welcome visitors interested in physics who are not attending the conference.  So, if you are in the area, please drop by to say hello.

This international conference will cover a range of AMOP physics including:

  • Ultracold Matter
  • Quantum Information and Computing
  • Ultrafast Phenomena
  • Coherent Control
  • Metrology
  • Plasma Physics
  • Atomic & Molecular Interactions

For more information, visit the QuAMP website.