Contract: $299,931 - National Institute of Standards and Technology - Jun. 24, 2009
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Award Description: Technology research and development in such areas as next-generation atomic clocks, quantum information processing with trapped ions, and atomic spectroscopy is impeded by the lack of commercially available laser sources that meet the required specifications of wavelength tuning range, output power, frequency-stability and reliability. Arete Associates is developing frequency-stable Optically Pumped Semiconductor Lasers (OPSLs) to meet these specifications. OPSL technology exhibits a unique combination of compactness, efficiency, high power, wavelength tunability, and excellent beam quality. The objective of the Phase 1 SBIR effort was to assess the feasibility and robustness of single-frequency operation of two different OPSL cavity designs. The successful designs are being developed in Phase 2, with the goal of delivering a system that NIST can use in its atomic clock and quantum information processing research.
Project Description: Arete Associates has performed preliminary design of the laser systems to be delivered to NIST.
Jobs Summary: The funding has helped to retain two scientists working to develop custom laser systems for national defense, spectroscopy and basic research. The funding corresponds to 0.5 jobs retained divided amongst the two employees. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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