High Fidelity Down-Conversion Source for Secure Communications using On-Demand Single Photons

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,932.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX10CC88P
Award Id:
95349
Agency Tracking Number:
095619
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
O1
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2310 University Way, Building 1, Bozeman, MT, 59715
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
062674630
Principal Investigator:
TonyRoberts
Principal Investigator
(406) 522-0388
roberts@advr-inc.com
Business Contact:
BetsyHeckel
Business Official
(406) 522-0388
heckel@advr-inc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
To provide reliably secure communications, development of quantum optical devices for encrypted ground-to-space communications is a necessity. The overall goal of this NASA effort is to develop and deliver efficient, single-pass quantum optical waveguide sources capable of backward quasi-phase-matched interactions for generation of high purity photon pairs for use in an on-demand photon source to enable high-rate long-distance encryption key distribution. The new devices will produce down-conversion entangled photon pairs with enhanced spectral properties and low attenuation, providing the key technology required for development of an on-demand heralded photon source. Furthermore, the waveguide-based technology is compact, robust, and power efficient for future deployment on space-based platforms to provide provably, unconditionally secure quantum encryption to satisfy requirements for the NASA topic Transformational Communications Technology.

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