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High Speed Room Temperature Single Photon Counters

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4986
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11a-T008
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
NuCrypt LLC
1840 Oak Ave., Suite 212S Evanston, IL 60201-3697
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: High Speed Room Temperature Single Photon Counters
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-13-C-0028
Award Amount: $374,994.00
 

Abstract:

Detecting light at the single photon level is a fundamental measurement function that is useful in a wide variety of applications, including such diverse fields as quantum communications, laser ranging, and biological spectroscopy. Avalanche photodiode based single-photon detectors are convenient solid-state devices that do not require cryogenic cooling. We will build avalanche photodiode based single-photon-detection systems that make use of advanced gating techniques to improve their count rate. The single-photon detectors will be used in quantum measurement, such as entanglement distribution, and lidar applications. We will also use nonlinear frequency conversion to enable improved single-photon detectors in the telecom-wavelength bands around 1.3 and 1.5 microns.

Principal Investigator:

Gregory S. Kanter
VP Engineering
(847) 733-8750
kanterg@nucrypt.net

Business Contact:

Prem Kumar
Manager / CEO
(847) 275-8996
kumarp@nucrypt.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

NuCrypt LLC
1840 Oak Ave., Suite 212S Evanston, IL 60201-3697

EIN/Tax ID: 061695087
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Northwestern University
633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208-1110
Contact: Elizabeth H. Adams
Contact Phone: (847) 491-3003