UV Beam Conditioner for Quantum Computing
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DOD / ARMY
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and Duke University propose to develop a hybrid, multifunctional, ultraviolet (UV) beam conditioner intended for laser beam switching, deflection, and frequency shifting for quantum computing applications. The beam conditioner consists of three functional blocks, separating the technology for frequency control, fast amplitude control, and electronic beam shuttering into separate modules employing an Acousto-Optic Modulator, Electro-Optic switch, and MEMS mirror, respectively. During the Phase I program, we will demonstrate the critical functional components of the UV beam conditioner and assess the beam conditioner's component performance with respect to switching time and power extinction. During the Phase II program we will integrate the functional blocks into a prototype UV beam conditioner that will be used and tested in Duke's trapped ion quantum computing laboratory.
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Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810
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2200 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27705