The Laser Centre of the University of Latvia has gathered excellence and know-how in various aspects of magneto-optical effects in atomic vapors and diamonds, specifically, nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond: the fabrication impact on the properties of the defect, fundamental NV physics, development of NV based magnetic resonance platforms and magnetic structure and biomagnetic imaging. Also, a project, “Feasibility study of spacecraft magnetometers based on nitrogen-vacancy centres in diamond”, financed by the European Space Agency (ESA), whose main goal was a magnetometer prototype device, has been completed (2021) giving experience in a compact and resource effective magnetometer creation. Also, the Laser Centre also has previous experience in the development of optically addressed magnetometer systems where an alkali-vapor gradiometer based on optical thin cells has been developed.
The Laser Centre of the University of Latvia employs a number of experienced researchers in the field of NV based magnetometry with a strong background in physics. The researchers have a vast experience in prototyping various optical systems, designs and assemblies, working with precise optical alignments in light and space tight experiments and optical phenomena related to magnetic fields.
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