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UV Beam Conditioner for Quantum Computing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0018
Agency Tracking Number: A10A-008-0342
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A10A-T008
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-10-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-04-17
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Scherer
 Principal Scientist
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 B. David Green
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution
 Duke University
 Phillip Grosshans
2200 West Main Street Suite 710
Durham, NC 27705
United States

 (919) 684-3030
 Nonprofit College or University

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.

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