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Multi-Channel Tunable Source for Atomic Sensors

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX15CP13C
Agency Tracking Number: 144756
Amount: $749,988.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.09
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-05-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-05-20
Small Business Information
2310 University Way, Building 1-1, Bozeman, MT, 59715-6504
DUNS: 062674630
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Justin Hawthorne
 Principal Investigator
 (406) 522-0388
 hawthorne@advr-inc.com
Business Contact
 Betsy Heckel
Title: Business Official
Phone: (406) 522-0388
Email: heckel@advr-inc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Phase II SBIR will seek to develop a prototype laser source suitable for atomic interferometry from compact, robust, integrated components. AdvR's design is enabled by capitalizing on robust, well-commercialized, low-noise telecom components with high reliability and declining costs which will help to drive the widespread deployment of this system. The key innovation is the combination of current telecom-based fiber laser and modulator technology with periodically-poled waveguide technology to produce tunable laser light at rubidium D1 and D2 wavelengths (and expandable to other alkalis) using second harmonic generation (SHG). With this technology, multiple channels can be independently tuned to produce the fields needed for addressing atomic states in atom interferometers and clocks. In addition, this technology could be useful in the development cold-atom inertial sensors and gyroscopes.

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