Good news: Our new ESA project: Greek InfrAstructure for Satellite as a Service: GIASaaS (headed by OHB-Hellas) has been selected for evaluation!
Our paper just got published:
Precise and robust optical beam steering for space optical instrumentation
G. Drougakis, K. G. Mavrakis, S. Pandey, G. Vasilakis, K. Poulios, D. G. Papazoglou, and W. von Klitzing
CEAS Space Journal (2019)
Our article on Hypersonic Bose–Einstein condensates in accelerator rings has just been published in Nature! Congratulations to all the authors.
Our ESA Space-Optics project has reached a major milestone: We have finished the development of a novel beam collimation technique, which works allows us to adjust the waist of the laser beam emitted from a fibre coupler to an arbitrary position simply by maximising the peak intensity of the laser beam at some other position.
In order to make the coupler space-compatible it is manufactured from ultra-low-expansion ceramics (ZERODUR) and has no moving parts.
Anamika joined us from the Cochin University of Science and Technology South Kalamassery in Kerala, India. She went on to do her master in the Quantum Information with Cold Atoms and Non-classical Light Group of Morgan Mitchel at the ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain. She is now working on her PhD at the Technical University of Denmark in collaboration with the laser manufacturer NKT Photonics. She will be part of the EU project ETN-MEFISTA (Multi-scale fibre-based optical frequency combs: science, technology and applications).
Out Atom Laser in the Press:
Phys.org has published a nice semi-popular article about the paper. The New Scientist has also written a rather popularized article about our atom laser.
Note that we have not been given access to any of these articles before publication and are not responsible for its rather imaginative content.