MEMS-Based Optical Beam Steering System for Multi-Color 2D Spot Arrays

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-06-C-0112
Award Id:
78038
Agency Tracking Number:
A064-010-0128
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4602 Sycamore Shoals Rd, Durham, NC, 27705
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
616475484
Principal Investigator:
JungsangKim
(919) 660-5258
jungsang@ee.duke.edu
Business Contact:
FelixLu
CEO
(858) 229-3524
felix.lu@appliedquantumtechnologies.com
Research Institute:
DUKE UNIV.
Phillip Grosshans
Office of Research Support
Durham, NC, 27708
(919) 684-5132
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Optically addressing a large number of atoms trapped in a periodic lattice would be a critical missing technology necessary to achieve scalable quantum computation. A micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) based beam steering optical system is proposed to meet the needs of this topic. The system utilizes (a set of) tilting mirrors to create reconfigurable spots on a target of square lattice. The system can provide multi-color, polarization independent, nearly diffraction limited optical system without any frequency shift on the laser beams. We propose to build a Phase I prototype capable of directing the input laser beam to a 5x5 array of spots. Other research activities to demonstrate the long-term feasibility of this approach include high speed mirror development, MEMS mirrors with high power handling capability, and scalable optical design to achieve a 100x100 array of spots.

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