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Fast, Low Loss, Electro-Optic Switch for Quantum Information Processing

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
105732
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
O1.03
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
AdvR Inc.
2310 University Way Building #1-1 Bozeman, MT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Fast, Low Loss, Electro-Optic Switch for Quantum Information Processing
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CE02P
Award Amount: $99,922.00
 

Abstract:

Single photon sources and detectors hold the key to achieving success in several quantum communication and computation applications. Many of these goals can be achieved with the realization of low-loss high-speed switching for single photons. AdvR proposes a unique implementation of an electro-optic (EO) deflector with ideal properties for single photon switching. The device operates on the principle of electro-optically controlled prisms engineered into a ferroelectric substrate, and is designed to have very low loss (less than 0.1%), fast switching speed (sub-nanosecond), good isolation (Â?50dB crosstalk), and operation from the ultraviolet to the mid-infrared. AdvR has previously built and tested fiber-coupled EO switches and the demonstrated performance shows exciting potential for use in photonics-based approaches to quantum information science. This Phase I SBIR will investigate the use of the EO deflector technology for single photon switching and evaluate the feasibility of using engineered electro-optic deflectors to provide low-loss, high-speed switching for quantum information processing.

Principal Investigator:

Tony Roberts
Principal Investigator
4065220388
roberts@advr-inc.com

Business Contact:

Betsy Heckel
Business Official
4065220388
heckel@advr-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVR, Inc.
2310 University Way, Building 1-1 Bozeman, MT 59715-6504

EIN/Tax ID: 810521436
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No