UV Beam Conditioner for Quantum Computing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,997.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-11-C-0018
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-008-0342
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10T008
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA, 01810
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073800062
Principal Investigator:
David Scherer
Principal Scientist
(978) 689-0003
scherer@psicorp.com
Business Contact:
B. David Green
President and CEO
(978) 689-0003
green@psicorp.com
Research Institution:
Duke University
Phillip Grosshans
2200 West Main Street
Suite 710
Durham, NC, 27705
(919) 684-3030
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and Duke University propose to develop a hybrid, multifunctional, ultraviolet (UV) beam conditioner intended for laser beam switching, deflection, and frequency shifting for quantum computing applications. The beam conditioner consists of three functional blocks, separating the technology for frequency control, fast amplitude control, and electronic beam shuttering into separate modules employing an Acousto-Optic Modulator, Electro-Optic switch, and MEMS mirror, respectively. During the Phase I program, we will demonstrate the critical functional components of the UV beam conditioner and assess the beam conditioner's component performance with respect to switching time and power extinction. During the Phase II program we will integrate the functional blocks into a prototype UV beam conditioner that will be used and tested in Duke's trapped ion quantum computing laboratory.

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