Ultraviolet Acousto-Optic Devices Using Barium Borate (BBO)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,989.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-11-C-0024
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-008-0385
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10T008
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Brimrose Technology Corporation
P.O. Box 616, 19 Loveton Cirlce, Sparks, MD, 21152
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808275890
Principal Investigator:
Jolanta Soos
Chief Technology Officer
(410) 472-0700
jsoos@brimrosetechnology.com
Business Contact:
Diane Murray
Contract Coordinator
(936) 588-6901
dmurray@brimrosetechnology.com
Research Institution:
Regents of the Univ. Of Colorado
Joyce Kroll
Administrative Research Center
3100 Marine Street, Room 479
Boulder, CO, 80309
(303) 492-6221
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
We will develop novel acousto-optic devices for use in the UV using the new material Barium Borate (BBO) which not only has the required UV transparency, but a unique combination of acoustic and optical properties. The capabilities provided by these new UV AO devices are ideally suited for optical addressing arrays of trapped ions with focused spots from appropriately tuned UV and visible lasers to program initial states and implement 2-qubit gates. BBO, which has received extensive development as a nonlinear optical material, has just recently emerged as a candidate AO material, and appears to be an ideal choice for addressing arrays of trapped ions since it will allow high efficiency AO modulators and deflectors throughout the UV, visible, and IR spectra. To achieve this goal we will first make more precise acoustic and acousto-optic measurement of the tensor properties of a-BBO and b-BBO than have been previously reported. Then we will design and fabricate the first high efficiency BBO modulators and deflectors optimized for QIP application in the UV. Their performance will be measured and the designs verified, and then improved devices will be designed and analyzed in preparation for Phase II.

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