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UV Beam Conditioner for Quantum Computing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
94887
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-008-0342
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10T008
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810-1077
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: UV Beam Conditioner for Quantum Computing
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0018
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

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.

Principal Investigator:

David R. Scherer
Principal Scientist
9786890003
scherer@psicorp.com

Business Contact:

B. David Green
President and CEO
9786890003
green@psicorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810

EIN/Tax ID: 042517090
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Duke University
2200 West Main Street
Suite 710
Durham, NC 27705
Contact: Phillip Grosshans
Contact Phone: 9196843030