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Compact Mode-Hop Free Narrow Line Turnkey Laser System for Quantum Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-19-P-0005
Agency Tracking Number: A18B-014-0222
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18B-T014
Solicitation Number: 18.B
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-06
Small Business Information
465 N. Halstead St. Suite 140
Pasadena, CA 91107
United States
DUNS: 009588489
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Andrey Matsko
 (626) 351-4200
Business Contact
 Debra Coler
Phone: (626) 351-4200
Research Institution
 University of California - Los Angeles
 Eric R. Hudson Eric R. Hudson
UCLA Technology Development Group 10889 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 920
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

 (310) 825-4714
 Nonprofit College or University

In this Project OEwaves Inc. in collaboration with the UCLA trapped-ion quantum computing group proposes to develop extended-cavity ultra-stable diode laser systems that have the properties required for quantum computing and metrology. The system will be based on a semiconductor laser locked to a monolithic microcavity (a whispering gallery mode resonator, WGMR [1]) using a self-injection locking technique [2]. This technique results in the complete suppression of the mode hops in the laser during the lifetime of the laser chip. The microcavity will be used not only to stabilize the frequency of the laser, but also to measure and stabilize the power of the laser to the level of 10 ppm per 1s and longer. The overall performance of the laser and SWaP (size, weight and power) of the device will correspond to the stringent requirements of the Call. The lasers will be tested by UCLA team.

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