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MEMS-Based Optical Beam Steering System for Multi-Color 2D Spot Arrays

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
78038
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A064-010-0128
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Quantum Technologies
3333 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd Suite D-100 Durham, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: MEMS-Based Optical Beam Steering System for Multi-Color 2D Spot Arrays
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-06-C-0112
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Optically addressing a large number of atoms trapped in a periodic lattice would be a critical missing technology necessary to achieve scalable quantum computation. A micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) based beam steering optical system is proposed to meet the needs of this topic. The system utilizes (a set of) tilting mirrors to create reconfigurable spots on a target of square lattice. The system can provide multi-color, polarization independent, nearly diffraction limited optical system without any frequency shift on the laser beams. We propose to build a Phase I prototype capable of directing the input laser beam to a 5x5 array of spots. Other research activities to demonstrate the long-term feasibility of this approach include high speed mirror development, MEMS mirrors with high power handling capability, and scalable optical design to achieve a 100x100 array of spots.

Principal Investigator:

Jungsang Kim
9196605258
jungsang@ee.duke.edu

Business Contact:

Felix Lu
CEO
8582293524
felix.lu@appliedquantumtechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES
4602 Sycamore Shoals Rd Durham, NC 27705

EIN/Tax ID: 205253660
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
DUKE UNIV.
Office of Research Support
Durham, NC 27708
Contact: Phillip Grosshans
Contact Phone: (919) 684-5132
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university