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Next-Generation Visible Light Photon Counters

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Department of Energy
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2001 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Omega-P, Inc.
291 Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT 06511-3765
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Next-Generation Visible Light Photon Counters
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-01ER83246
Award Amount: $100,000.00


65566 High-gradient radio frequency (rf) accelerators based on microwave sources at relatively high frequencies are needed for high energy physics research. However, no high-power components providing both transmission and proper feed of the accelerating structure are currently available. This project will design, fabricate and test a complete set of components for transmission and control of microwave radiation in a future high-gradient linear collider operating at 34.272 GHz. Both low power and high power tests of the components will be performed. Phase I will perform detailed design computations to determine which of two quasi-optical delay line distribution system (DLDS) design concepts provides the greatest performance and simplicity. Key components such as a power combiner/splitter, a controllable launcher, a low-loss miter bend, a mode converter, and up- and down-tapers will be developed and tested at low power Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by the awardee: High-performance, high-power rf accelerator components should find uses as feed for test accelerators, and in millimeter-wave radar and millimeter-wave communication systems

Principal Investigator:

Jay L. Hirshfield
Principal Scientist

Business Contact:

George Trahan
Vice President
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Omega-p, Inc.
202008 Yale Station Suite 100 New Haven, CT 06520

EIN/Tax ID: 562040484
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No