Periodically Poled Materials for UV Generation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,965.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-09-C-0127
Award Id:
90046
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-008-0048
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2310 University Way, Building #1-1, Bozeman, MT, 59715
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
062674630
Principal Investigator:
Tony Roberts
Senior Laser Physicist
(406) 522-0388
roberts@advr-inc.com
Business Contact:
Betsy Heckel
Treasurer
(406) 522-0388
heckel@advr-inc.com
Research Institution:
Montana State University
Dale Huls
PO Box 172470
309 Montana Hall
Bozeman, MT, 59717 2470
(406) 994-2381
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Army quantum information researchers have an immediate need for improved stable, narrowband violet and UV laser sources with 10-100 mW output and 10 MHz-10 GHz tuning. These sources are required for numerous ion and atom qubits functions including photoionization, Doppler cooling, state initialization, and detection. The cost and complexity of currently available UV lasers hampers current efforts and impedes scale-up to systems with more qubits. Simple, compact, fiber-output sources based on single-pass nonlinear frequency conversion in periodically poled materials will reduce the time and money spent on lasers and create a path toward more sophisticated ion traps requiring larger numbers of UV sources. Periodically poled materials currently being developed offer a clear path to fulfill this goal through up-conversion of commercially available IR lasers. Under the proposed Phase I effort, AdvR will establish the feasibility of fabricating suitable periodically poled materials using newly available substrates with improved properties for UV generation.

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