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Chip-Scale Lasers for Inertial Navigation Systems Using Atom Chip Sensors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
83360
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F074-024-0420
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vescent Photonics
4865 E. 41st Ave Denver, CO 80216-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Chip-Scale Lasers for Inertial Navigation Systems Using Atom Chip Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0096
Award Amount: $99,993.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop and build a novel chip-scale external cavity laser with frequency agility for use in matter-wave inertial navigation systems. These lasers exhibit narrow linewidth, frequency agility (10 GHz), environmental immunity, and can be precisely tuned during manufacture to rubidium D2 transitions or any transition wavelength where Fabry-Perot laser diodes are available, without the need for excessive heating or cooling. By offset phase locking chip-ECLs will enable systems off lasers at precise frequency offsets as needed for preparing, probing, and splitting Bose-Einstein condensates while maintaining continuous servo control. Reliable hands-off lasers are needed for field-deployed inertial navigation systems using cold atoms sources or coherent matter waves.

Principal Investigator:

Mike Anderson
President
3032966766
anderson@vescentphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Scott Rommel
VP Operations
3032966766
rommel@vescentphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VESCENT PHOTONICS
4865 E. 41st Ave Denver, CO 80216

EIN/Tax ID: 030437707
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF COLORADO
Room 481, Campus Box 572 UCB
3100 Marine Street
Boulder, CO 80309-1899
Contact: Diana Vidal
Contact Phone: (303) 492-2561
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university