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Vacuum Integrated System for Ion Trapping

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-16-C-0108
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6207
Amount: $599,793.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A15A-T009
Solicitation Number: 2015.0
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-09-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-09-18
Small Business Information
3030 Sterling Cir
Boulder, CO 80301
United States
DUNS: 800608643
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Megan Ivory
 (303) 440-1284
Business Contact
 Lisa Pendergast
Phone: (303) 440-1284
Research Institution
 Duke University
 Jungsang Kim
2519 FCIEMAS Duke University, Box 90291
Durham, NC 27708
United States

 (919) 660-5258
 Nonprofit College or University

We propose to develop a compact, integrated ion trap quantum system for quantum sensor, timekeeping, and computing applications. To do so, we leverage ColdQuantas expertise in miniature ultra-high vacuum (UHV) and atom chip technology and Duke Universitys expertise in microfabricated surface ion traps and quantum information processing experiments. We will produce a manufacturable, commercializable UHV system for ion trapping with a microfabricated surface trap. The prototype system developed in this Phase II effort will incorporate an integrated ion pump, passive pumping by way of getters, an oven source, DC and RF feedthroughs, electrical shielding, and a carrier chip assembly for mounting the surface trap and providing electrical connections. Many of these components will build upon the designs and demonstrations from the Phase I work. We will demonstrate ion trapping capability in the final ion trapping system, which will serve as a prototype for a first commercially-available, compact, integrated, UHV system for ion traps with the ability to commence a new innovative generation of ion trap systems.

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