Quantum technology devices are approaching a level of maturity, which would allow for adoption by non-specialist users. The advancements made in microprocessor-based electronics and database software can be combined to create a flexible, efficient, and modular experimental monitoring system.
We present an example of such a monitoring system where key experimental parameters such as vacuum pressure, laser beam powers and electrical currents across a network of cold atom laboratories are monitored. The ability to passively collect data and cross-diagnose issues reduces debugging time and allows for efficient control over several cold atom experiments. This level of control facilitates the progression of atomic physics experiments. In my talk, I will show how using such a monitoring system has led to the production of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) from home in one of our laboratories that did not have a BEC before.
Amruta Gadge, William Evans, Shobita Bhumbra, Thomas Barrett, Julia Fekete, Fedja Orucevic, and Peter Kruger, "Environmental monitoring system for cold atom experiments," Proc. SPIE 11578, Cold Atoms for Quantum Technologies, 1157807 (Presented at SPIE Photonex and Vacuum Expo: October 05, 2020; Published: 4 October 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2583997.6195409189001.
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