Ultra-stable, Portable Fabry-Perot Cavities

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-12-C-0217
Agency Tracking Number: D12A-001-0075
Amount: $99,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: SB12A-001
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
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Principal Investigator
 Mark Notcutt
 (303) 570-1806
Business Contact
 Mark Notcutt
Title: President
Phone: (303) 570-1806
Email: mnotcutt@gmail.com
Research Institution
 Jun Ye
 University of Colorado
440 UCB
Boulder, CO, 80309-0440
 (303) 735-3171
 Nonprofit college or university
Frequency stabilized lasers are essential subsystems; as flywheel oscillators in optical atomic clocks, as well as in many sensing and measurement systems. In optical atomic clocks, Allan Deviations<10^-15 at 1 s are needed if the readout of the atomic ensemble is to be limited by projection noise. We follow the lead of others, and propose a cryogenic silicon cavity, at the zero crossing temperature near 124 K. The cavity will be mad as compact as possible, to make it portable for operation outside laboratories.

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