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Bragg Grating Enhanced Narrowband Single Photon SPDC Source

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
035-77-2014
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Gener8, Inc
535 Del Rey Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94085-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Bragg Grating Enhanced Narrowband Single Photon SPDC Source
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: SB1341-14-CN-0022
Award Amount: $299,967.00
 

Abstract:

Spontaneous Parametric Down Conversion (SPDC) is currently an active research area in quantum communications (QC) to develop entangled single photon sources. However, the bandwidth of current SPDC sources is too broad for many applications. NIST researchers have modeled a solution to this problem that reduces the bandwidth by >50. We propose to fabricate a prototype of the NIST device by developing an innovative fabrication method for a Bragg grating with a pi/2 phase shift over the SPDC periodically poled waveguide in lithium niobate. The project goal is to demonstrate significant narrowing of the SPDC spectrum. We anticipate that the result of this Phase II project will be a design for a highly integrated SPDC source that will enable new fundment QC research.

Principal Investigator:

William Bischel
(650) 940-9898

Business Contact:

William Bischel
Small Business Information at Submission:

Gener8 Inc.
535 Del Rey Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94085-

EIN/Tax ID: 383664122
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No