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Photonic Integrated Circuit for Compact Atomic-Raman Devices (PICCARD)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0848
Agency Tracking Number: N201-082-0426
Amount: $899,920.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N201-082
Solicitation Number: 00.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-12-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-06-06
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1111
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Evans
 (978) 738-8159
 cevans@psicorp.com
Business Contact
 B. David Green
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Email: green@psicorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Quantum inertial measurements of accelerations and rotations can provide the sensitivity and accuracy required for even the highest performance inertial navigation applications; however, the complexity of the associated optical systems dominates the size, weight, and power (SWaP) of instruments that exceed a practical limit for use in portable applications such as an inertial navigation system (INS).  To overcome this challenge, Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI) will develop an integrated photonic platform to provide orders of magnitude reduction in the SWaP of the optical systems while meeting the strict optical frequency, phase, and power required for the quantum measurements. To produce the highest efficiency system, PSI’s Photonic Integrated Circuits for Compact Atomic-Raman Devices (PICCARD) platform will leverage an electro-optically active photonic-integrated circuit material platform to provide electronic control of light produced provided by an external gain media while operating in the native visible and near infrared wavelengths of the relevant atomic transitions.Quantum inertial measurements of accelerations and rotations can provide the sensitivity and accuracy required for even the highest performance inertial navigation applications; however, the complexity of the associated optical systems dominates the size, weight, and power (SWaP) of instruments that exceed a practical limit for use in portable applications such as an inertial navigation system (INS).  To overcome this challenge, Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI) will develop an integrated photonic platform to provide orders of magnitude reduction in the SWaP of the optical systems while meeting the strict optical frequency, phase, and power required for the quantum measurements. To produce the highest efficiency system, PSI’s Photonic Integrated Circuits for Compact Atomic-Raman Devices (PICCARD) platform will leverage an electro-optically active photonic-integrated circuit material platform to provide electronic control of light produced provided by an external gain media while operating in the native visible and near infrared wavelengths of the relevant atomic transitions.

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