Ultra-stable, Portable Fabry-Perot Cavities

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,989.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-12-C-0217
Agency Tracking Number:
D12A-001-0075
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB12A-001
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Small Business Information
Boulder Precision E-O
5733 central ave, Boulder, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
828719158
Principal Investigator
 Mark Notcutt
 President
 (303) 570-1806
 mnotcutt@gmail.com
Business Contact
 Mark Notcutt
Title: President
Phone: (303) 570-1806
Email: mnotcutt@gmail.com
Research Institution
 JILA
 Jun Ye
 University of Colorado
440 UCB
Boulder, CO, 80309-0440
 (303) 735-3171
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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