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

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CI16P
Agency Tracking Number: 100163
Amount: $99,984.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: T4.01
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
 Justin Hawthorne
 Principal Investigator
 (406) 522-0388
 hawthorne@advr-inc.com
Business Contact
 Betsy Heckel
Title: Business Official
Phone: (406) 522-0388
Email: 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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