Next-Generation Visible Light Photon Counters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-01ER83246
Agency Tracking Number: 65566S01-I
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
202008 Yale Station, Suite 100, New Haven, CT, 06520
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jay Hirshfield
 Principal Scientist
 (203) 789-1164
Business Contact
 George Trahan
Title: Vice President
Phone: (203) 458-1144
Research Institution
65566 High-gradient radio frequency (rf) accelerators based on microwave sources at relatively high frequencies are needed for high energy physics research. However, no high-power components providing both transmission and proper feed of the accelerating structure are currently available. This project will design, fabricate and test a complete set of components for transmission and control of microwave radiation in a future high-gradient linear collider operating at 34.272 GHz. Both low power and high power tests of the components will be performed. Phase I will perform detailed design computations to determine which of two quasi-optical delay line distribution system (DLDS) design concepts provides the greatest performance and simplicity. Key components such as a power combiner/splitter, a controllable launcher, a low-loss miter bend, a mode converter, and up- and down-tapers will be developed and tested at low power Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by the awardee: High-performance, high-power rf accelerator components should find uses as feed for test accelerators, and in millimeter-wave radar and millimeter-wave communication systems

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