NASA SBIR 2021-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


   
Proposal Number:          21-1- S1.10-1838
          
          
   
Subtopic Title:
      Atomic Quantum Sensor and Clocks
          
          
   
Proposal Title:
      850 nm Narrow Linewidth Laser for Atomic Sensors
          
          

Small Business Concern

   
Firm:
          
Freedom Photonics, LLC
          
   
Address:
          
41 Aero Camino, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
          
   
Phone:
          
(805) 967-4900                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Principal Investigator:

   
Name:
          
Dr. Gordon Morrison
          
   
E-mail:
          
gordon@freedomphotonics.com
          
   
Address:
          
41 Aero Camino, CA 93117 - 9311
          
   
Phone:
          
(805) 967-4900                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Business Official:

   
Name:
          
Milan Mashanovitch
          
   
E-mail:
          
mashan@freedomphotonics.com
          
   
Address:
          
41 Aero Camino, CA 93117 - 3104
          
   
Phone:
          
(805) 967-4900                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Summary Details:

   
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :                                                                                                                                                          
Begin: 2
End: 4
          
          
     
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words):

In this program, a compact laser source for atomic sensing will be developed using Freedom Photonics’ advanced hybrid integration technology. The package will combine multiple components of existing atomic sensors to reduce size, weight, and power of the overall system. Application requirements will be gathered from NASA and commercial partners with complex laser source requirements for atomic sensors. Freedom Photonics will develop custom solutions for each component suited to the requirements specified using our suite of commercial and in-house modeling tools. Using hybrid integration these components will be combined into a high-performance laser module.

 

In Phase 1 of this program, Freedom Photonics will design the components of the compact laser source.  The hybrid integration approach will be implemented at the target wavelength to ensure feasibility of the proposed solution. At the end of Phase 1, we will have demonstrated a path forward to combining the components and will be ready to procure and being fabrication of the components at the start of Phase 2.

          
          
     
Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

This program is targeting NASA applications related to geodesy, gravimetry, and climate monitoring.  The laser source will be targeting specifications for atomic clock and atomic interferometers used in gravity sensors.

          
          
     
Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

High performance laser solutions for atomic sensors are useful for various other commercial and defense applications such inertial measurement units, magnetometers, and atomic clocks. Furthermore, the same hybrid integration approach can be leveraged for other applications such as LiDAR and optical communications transceivers.

          
          
     
Duration:     6
          
          

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