High-Efficiency Integrated Si APD Quantum Key Receiver

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Microelectronics Activity
Contract: HQ0727-15-P-1504
Agency Tracking Number: 15-5A7
Amount: $149,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2015
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: DMEA142-001
Solicitation Number: 2014.2
Small Business Information
90 Arnold Place, Suite D, Santa Barbara, CA, 93117
DUNS: 191741292
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Daniel Renner
 VP Business Development
 (805) 967-4900
 info@freedomphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Milan Mashanovitch
Title: Dr.
Phone: (805) 967-4900
Email: mashan@freedomphotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
High-efficiency detectors capable of single photon detection are one of the key technologies required for adoption of QKD technology. These detection systems need to be made more robust, to be offered at lower cost, and to move out of the laboratory to provide ubiquitous commercial access. Freedom Photonics will develop a highly integrated and compact single photon avalanche photodetector with polarization or phase-shift key photonics, readout and control electronics. This device will be assembled in a telecommunications grade package. These will have high efficiency >85%, low insertion loss near 0 dB, and low dark counts. The package volume will be reduced by >50,000x from the current benchtop solution.

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