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High Efficiency Single Photon Up-Conversion in Waveguides and Pump Wavelength…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Award ID:
84028
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
903-08
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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: 2008
Title: High Efficiency Single Photon Up-Conversion in Waveguides and Pump Wavelength Longer than the Signal Wavelength
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: SB1341-08-SE-0675
Award Amount: $89,974.00
 

Abstract:

This NIST Phase 1 SBIR effort will demonstrate the feasibility of low noise single photon up conversion using KTiOPO4 (KTP) or LiNbO3 (LN) or Stoichiometric LiTaO3 (SLT) periodically poled waveguides and an 1800nm pump for a high efficiency single photon detector. The key innovation is using low noise periodically poled waveguides with a long wavelength (1800nm) pump leading to higher efficiency single photon detectors when used with Silicon-based avalanche single photon detectors (Si-APD). Use of waveguide Sum Frequency Generation (SFG) for 1535nm to 828.5nm up-conversion coupled with inexpensive and very efficient SI-APD technology is expected to significantly increase single photon detection efficiency while maintaining long fiber optic transmission distance for quantum communication networks and quantum-key-distribution (QKD) systems.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Munro
4065220388
munro@advr-inc.com

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

AdvR, Inc.
2310 University Way, Bldg. #1-1 Bozeman, MT 59715

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