Quantum Communications Transmitter at 775 nm

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$113,744.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX12CD73P
Agency Tracking Number:
115607
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
O1.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Gener8 Incorporated
CA, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085-3514
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
125200837
Principal Investigator:
William Bischel
Principal Investigator
(650) 940-9898
bbischel@gener8.net
Business Contact:
William Bischel
Business Official
(650) 940-9898
bbischel@gener8.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
We propose a novel new architecture for a quantum communications laser transmitter that is designed for free-space polarization encoded quantum key distribution (QKD) between a spacecraft and a ground based system. The transmitter will operate at 775 nm, a wavelength that has previously been analyzed to be optimize free-space QKD due to the combined influence of atmosphere transition and detection efficiency by Si:APD detectors. Hybrid integration will be used to design and fabricate a compact, rugged, and power efficient module that can meet all of the demanding environment requirements for space based optical components.

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