A Waveguide Based, High Power Pockels Cell Modulator for Sub-Nanosecond Pulse Slicing

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,984.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CI16P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
100163
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
T4.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ADVR, Inc. (Currently ADVR, INC)
MT, Bozeman, MT, 59715-6504
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
062674630
Principal Investigator:
Justin Hawthorne
Principal Investigator
(406) 522-0388
hawthorne@advr-inc.com
Business Contact:
Betsy Heckel
Business Official
(406) 522-0388
heckel@advr-inc.com
Research Institution:
Montana State University
Dale Huls
PO Box 172470, 309 Montana Hall
Bozeman, MT, 59717-2470
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Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The Goal of this STTR is to develop a high speed, high power, waveguide based modulator (phase and amplitude) and investigate its use as a pulse slicer. The key innovation in this effort is the use of potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) waveguides making the high power, polarization based waveguide amplitude modulator possible. Furthermore because it is fabricated in KTP, the waveguide component will withstand high optical power and have a significantly higher rf modulation figure-of-merit (FOM) relative to lithium niobate.

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