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Frequency Stabilized Laser for use in Microwave Generation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
D121-001-0006
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB121-001
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Boulder Precision E-O
5733 central ave Boulder, CO 80301-2848
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Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Frequency Stabilized Laser for use in Microwave Generation
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W911QX-12-C-0064
Award Amount: $149,447.00
 

Abstract:

We construct a frequency stabilized laser which will generate 10 GHz microwaves with Phase noise -100 dBC/Hz at 1 Hz, or equivalently, an optical frequency with an Allan Deviation of 8e-16 and a drift rate of<1 Hz/s. This is achieved with a silicon reference cavity (for short-term stability) which is disciplined at long times with a lock to a saturated absorption feature in an acetylene line. The molecular reference will discipline the drift of the locked laser to give the required phase noise at 1 Hz in a wide range of environments.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Notcutt
President
(303) 570-1806
mnotcutt@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Mark Notcutt
President
(303) 570-1806
mnotcutt@gmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Boulder Precision E-O
5733 central ave Boulder, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 263626836
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No