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

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CA54C
Agency Tracking Number: 095619
Amount: $599,968.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: O1.05
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
ADVR, Inc.
MT, Bozeman, MT, 59715-6504
DUNS: 062674630
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tony Roberts
 Principal Investigator
 (406) 522-0388
 roberts@advr-inc.com
Business Contact
 Betsy Heckel
Title: Business Official
Phone: (406) 522-0388
Email: heckel@advr-inc.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
In this NASA SBIR Phase II effort, AdvR will design and build an efficient, fully integrated, waveguide based, source of spectrally uncorrelated photon pairs that will enable accelerated research and development in the emerging field of quantum information science. The key innovation is the use of sub-micron periodically poled waveguides to produce counter propagating photon pairs using quasi-phase matched downconversion. This novel device will provide a high brightness source of downconversion pairs with enhanced spectral properties, low attenuation, and operation in the visible to the mid-infrared spectral region.

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