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  1. Innovative Hybrid Atomic-Optical Ultra-Precise Inertial Sensing for Space Applications


    Space is the ultimate GPS-denied environment and requires novel approaches to precision navigation. Open-loop fiber-optic gyroscopes (FOG) enable large bandwidth and dynamic range with low noise. Emerging atom interferometric gyros (AIG) provide extremely high long-term stability and accuracy, but have limited bandwidth due to minimum required atom interaction durations. Combining these two techno ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Novel Semiconductor Driven Three-Photon Rydberg Antenna

    SBC: FREEDOM PHOTONICS LLC            Topic: AF20AT002

    A novel approach to a RF sensor is proposed. This RF sensor leverages the quantum properties of atoms to detect RF signals over a wide bandwidth, independent of the physical size of the receiver. This can significantly reduce size, weight and power consumption of communication equipment. Freedom Photonics has consistently demonstrated world class performance laser products that are critical to the ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Fiber-laser-based Mobile Atomic Sensor (FIMAS)

    SBC: AOSENSE, INC.            Topic: AF20AT002

    Environmental structures of interest like mountains, tunnels, and deposits of minerals, oil or gas produce distortions in the local gravitational field. Sensing gravity anomalies and comparing them to a gravity map can provide positioning immune to the drift of purely inertial navigation systems. Existing gradiometers with sufficient sensitivity are large and heavy, requiring manned aircraft and h ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Quantum-enabled nanoscale temperature sensor via additive transfer single quantum emitters to an optical fiber

    SBC: SPECTRAL ENERGIES LLC            Topic: AF20AT002

    We propose to precisely transfer a single-quantum emitter to an optical fiber probe for nanoscale temperature sensing. Successful implementation of the proposed method will help the Department of Defense (DoD) improve its temperature sensing capabilities that are not accessible by using classical methods. This unique technology relies on continuous-wave laser heating of nanosized quantum emitter. ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Integrated Photonic Quantum Frequency Processor for High-Dimensional QIP

    SBC: FREEDOM PHOTONICS LLC            Topic: AF20AT003

    To formulate the ultimate quantum computer, it is likely the case that several technologies will be combined in a hybrid fashion, in which dissimilar and physically separated qubits are joined via universal quantum interconnects – a network dubbed the “quantum internet”. Quantum information processing in the photonic domain allows for information to transmitted over appreciable distances, op ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. LOQI: Leveraging Optimization using Quantum-devices for Internet-security

    SBC: QC WARE CORP.            Topic: AF20AT003

    The Leveraging Optimization via Quantum-devices for Internet-security (LOQI) proposal aims to demonstrate the power of hybrid (quantum/classical) optimization approaches for classes of combinatorial optimization problems that are relevant to several cyber-security settings. In Phase 1 (this proposal) we will conduct a feasibility study to develop an analytical framework and algorithms, and prototy ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Quantum Entanglement on Drones

    SBC: QUBITEKK, INC.            Topic: AF20AT004

    Devices that make use of quantum phenomena are being developed at an ever-increasing pace as the field of quantum information transitions from ‘understanding’ to ‘control’ in order to harness aspects of quantum mechanics to realize capabilities in computing, sensing, and communication that are simply not possible in the classical world. The growing prevalence of quantum devices will, in tu ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Systems-Driven Component Development for Photon-Superconductor Multi-Node Quantum Networks

    SBC: Rigetti & Co, Inc.            Topic: AF20AT004

    Large-scale quantum networks require new technologies for coherently routing quantum information between distant quantum memories or processing nodes. Notably, low-noise transducers for coherent microwave-optical signals endeavor to combine two of the most successful quantum platforms together, allowing quantum photonic networks to establish entanglement links between distant superconducting qubit ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Advanced Photonic Integrated Circuits for Quantum Key Distribution Transmitters

    SBC: FREEDOM PHOTONICS LLC            Topic: AF20AT004

    Quantum technology advances are currently at the forefront of U.S. military interest. In particular, recent developments in quantum communications have successfully demonstrated quantum key distribution (QKD) in space by the Chinese Micius satellite for quantum studies and quantum communication. Freedom Photonics is exploring photonic integrated circuit (PIC) solutions for time-bin QKD satellite a ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Quantum-Entangled Ensemble Network (QuEEN)

    SBC: AOSENSE, INC.            Topic: AF20AT004

    Robust entanglement of spatially separated particles or ensembles of particles is an enabling technology for quantum networking, quantum communication, and quantum information processing. While a variety of platforms have supported demonstrations of this type of entanglement, room-temperature atomic vapor cells are a particularly attractive implementation because of the relative simplicity of the ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
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