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Frequency-Stable Optically Pumped Semiconductor Lasers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Award ID:
84029
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
416-08
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA 91396-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Frequency-Stable Optically Pumped Semiconductor Lasers
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: SB1341-08-SE-0666
Award Amount: $89,888.00
 

Abstract:

Technology research and development in such areas as next-generation atomic clocks, quantum information processing with trapped ions, and atomic spectroscopy is impeded by the lack of commercially available laser sources that meet the required specifications of wavelength tuning range, output power, frequency-stability and reliability. Arete Associates is developing frequency-stable Optically Pumped Semiconductor Lasers (OPSLs) to meet these specifications. OPSL technology exhibits a unique combination of compactness, efficiency, high power, wavelength tunability, and excellent beam quality. The objective of this Phase 1 SBIR effort is to assess the feasibility and robustness of single-frequency operation of two different OPSL cavity designs. The design that is identified as superior through this Phase 1 effort will be subsequently developed in Phase 2, with the end goal of delivering a system that NIST can use in its cutting-edge atomic clock and quantum information processing experiments.

Principal Investigator:

Ryan Epstein
3036516756
repstein@arete.com

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Arete Associates
PO Box 2607 Winnetka, CA 91306

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