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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-06-C-0112
Agency Tracking Number: A064-010-0128
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-T010
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4602 Sycamore Shoals Rd, Durham, NC, 27705
DUNS: 616475484
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jungsang Kim
 (919) 660-5258
Business Contact
 Felix Lu
Title: CEO
Phone: (858) 229-3524
Research Institution
 Phillip Grosshans
 Office of Research Support
Durham, NC, 27708
 (919) 684-5132
 Nonprofit college or university
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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