OSE Seminar by OSE Alumnus, Dr. Chad Hoyt on Precision Timing and Sensing

Departmental News

Chad Hoyt

Posted: November 2, 2021

Date: Thursday, November 04, 2021

Time:  12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

Location:  PAIS, Room 3205 or Zoom 

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Meeting ID: 916 2342 9014


Atomic and optical sensors can provide high performance and small size. I will give a general overview of work in the Advanced Sensors group at Honeywell in Plymouth, MN. This overview includes a discussion of compact Rb microwave clocks and a recent project in miniature optical lattice clocks. Integrated photonics, particularly silicon nitride structures, play an important role in new sensor technology. I will briefly describe some of the group’s photonics efforts, including an optical gyroscope based on stimulated Brillouin scattering lasers.



Chad Hoyt is a research scientist in the Advanced Sensing Technology group at Honeywell in Plymouth, MN. After his Ph.D. work in solid-state laser cooling at the University of New Mexico, he helped build a neutral-atom optical clock as a post-doctoral researcher at NIST, Boulder. As a physics faculty member at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, Chad worked with undergraduate student researchers on optical and atomic projects such as a lithium magneto-optical trap, ultrafast lasers, and quantum optics. Currently, he helps develop new atomic timing and navigation technologies at Honeywell such as microwave and optical clocks.