compact optical cryostat
most compact standalone optical cryostat
fits in every laboratory
cold plate integrated into optical breadboard
obstruction-free work space & optical access
fully customizable vacuum shrouds
can be customized to almost every need
With the attoDRY800xs optical cryostat, attocube has taken the revolutionary concept of the attoDRY800 to the next level: many researchers want to set up quantum optics experiments at cryogenic temperatures, but don‘t have room for a(nother) conventional optical table, or big cryostats which occupy several m3 of precious lab space.
The attoDRY800xs overcomes this limitation, being the most compact platform ever for quantum optics experiments: a customizable cryogenic shroud, equipped with the optical setup that you desire, integrated into an optical breadboard. The result is the first standalone optical cryostat ever, where the cold sample space is perfectly embedded into an obstruction-free workspace.
All this in less than 17‘‘ x 28‘‘, while preserving all key advantages of the original attoDRY800, such as a similar low vibration performance, versatility through customizable vacuum shrouds adopted to the needs of your experiment, and automated temperature control, gas handling and remote control.
Therefore, the attoDRY800xs can enable to set up a self-contained experiment directly on its optical breadboard, or it can be placed adjacent to existing larger optical tables with fiber coupling between the optical elements.
Choose your favorite Shroud
RT & LT Objective Transmission
vacuum shroud for transmission measurements with an RT objective and a cold fiber/objective
Customized Photonic Probe Station
vacuum shroud for 3 independent xyz stacks (2 fiber probes and sample)
Customized Electrical Probe Station
for electric transport measurements up to 20 GHz with extended xz travel range for larger samples
Vacuum Objective Shroud with LCCC
combines cold sample on xyz stages with a vacuum objective, short WD and chip carrier sample holder
Long WD Vacuum Objective Shroud
combines cold sample on xyz stages with a vacuum objective and long WD
Photonic Probe Station - 1 Fiber
customized vacuum shroud compatible with LT-APO, 1 fiber probe, and optical side access
RT Free-beam LT Fiber Transmission
customized vacuum shroud for transmission based on RT objective and LT fiber
RT-LT Transmission Cage System
customized vacuum shroud for transmission based on RT objective and LT objective, compatible with cage system
RT-LT Transmission with Extra Stack
customized vacuum shroud for transmission based on RT objective and LT objective with additional LT fiber stack
RT Objective Short WD with LCCC
vacuum shroud for cold sample on xyz stages with chip carrier sample holder, and RT objective with short WD
Anticipating typical configurations, we have designed several standard vacuum shrouds and cold shields for the attoDRY800/800xs optical cryostat, that are intended for certain types of positioners, sample holders, working distances and objectives. These options constitute an economic pre-configured set of components that give the user a head start for his research with optics at low and variable temperatures.
The vacuum shroud can have an almost arbitrary shape depending on the experimental needs of each user. We distinguish between standard configurations, which cover the most typical applications, and fully customized configurations.
For a detailed definition of used terms and descriptions please visit our Closed-Cycle Cryostats Glossary
|compact optical cryostat integrated into optical breadboard
|cryogenic vacuum, sample cooled via braids (ATC100)
|75 mm (diameter)
|easy access via removal of vacuum shroud
|fully automated temperature control (vacuum, cooldown, T control, warmup), all pumps integrated, USB interface for remote control
|vibration & acoustic noise damping system
|proprietary low vibration design
|3.8 .. 320 K (depending on configuration)
|Base pressure (in sample chamber)
|< 5e-6 mbar
|leak rate of vacuum
|< 5e-9 mbar l/s
|cool down time (incl. pumping time)
|< 4.5 h to 5 K (depending on thermal load)
|< 15 mK (peak-to-peak with damped sample mount)
|cooling power at cold plate
|> 170 mW @ 5 K
|vibration level (cold plate, vertical)
|< 5 nm (peak-to-peak@1500 Hz)
|max. 3 kW
|cooling of compressor
|water cooling (default; requires local infrastructure)
|Size and Dimensions
|cryostat (width x depth x height)
|430 x 710 x 890 mm³
|additional weight capacity
|Options and Upgrades
|Basic (standard shroud); upgrade options: RT-SWD, RT-USWD, LT-APO objective, HV objective, Photonic Probe Station, or customized height, diameter, windows & working distance
|36 customer wires included, heat sunk @ 4 K (additional wiring on request)
|electrical (DC, HF), optical fibers, gas capillary (on request)
|low temperature positioners
|cryostat compressor upgrade
|air-cooled (grey-room recommended)
|extension to 13 m or 20 m (instead of 6 m)
|confocal Raman microscopes
|cryoRaman (on request)
|Cryogenic Photonic Probe Station
|confocal microscope with 2 fiber probes for side excitation/detection
Fields of Applications
Magnetotransport measurements on mesoscopic structures at variable temperatures and in high magnetic fields.
Systems for microscopy and nanoscale analysis of material properties at ambient and low temperature and in high magnetic fields.
Optics and Spectroscopy
Confocal microscopy and nanoscale spectroscopy at low temperatures and in high magnetic fields on quantum dots, NV centers, 2D materials, nanowires and other materials.
Imaging and scanning probe microscopy of surface properties on the nanoscale at variable temperatures down to milli Kelvin and combination with high magnetic fields.