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Periodically Poled Materials for UV Generation

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
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Small Business Information
AdvR, Inc.
2310 University Way Building #1-1 Bozeman, MT 59715-6504
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Periodically Poled Materials for UV Generation
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0028
Award Amount: $749,917.00


Army quantum information researchers have an immediate need for improved stable, narrowband violet and UV laser sources with 10100 mW output and 10 MHz10 GHz tuning. These sources are required for numerous ion and atom qubits functions including photoionization, Doppler cooling, state initialization, and detection. The cost and complexity of currently available UV lasers hampers current efforts and impedes scale-up to systems with more qubits. Simple, compact, fiber-output sources based on single-pass nonlinear frequency conversion in periodically poled materials will reduce the time and money spent on lasers and create a path toward more sophisticated ion traps requiring larger numbers of UV sources. Periodically poled materials currently being developed offer a clear path to fulfill this goal through up-conversion of commercially available IR lasers. Under the proposed Phase II effort, AdvR will develop efficient single-pass periodically-poled up-converters in bulk and waveguide devices based on newly available crystal substrates with improved properties for UV generation.

Principal Investigator:

Tony Roberts
Senior Laser Physicist
(406) 522-0388

Business Contact:

Betsy Heckel
(406) 522-0388
Small Business Information at Submission:

AdvR Inc.
2310 University Way Building #1-1 Bozeman, MT -

EIN/Tax ID: 810521436
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Montana State University
PO Box 172470
309 Montana Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-2470
Contact: Dale Huls
Contact Phone: (406) 944-2381