NASA SBIR 2019-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 19-1- S1.10-3981
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Atomic Interferometry
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Rugged, Compact Atomic Clock Laser with a Path Toward Flight Qualification
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Stable Laser Systems, Inc.
4946 63rd Street
Boulder, CO 80301- 3218
(303) 542-0427

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Dr. Shon Cook
E-mail:
SCook@stablelasers.com
Address:
4946 63rd St Boulder, CO 80301 - 3218
Phone:
(303) 542-0427

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Mark Notcutt
E-mail:
mark@stablelasers.com
Address:
4946 63rd St Boulder, CO 80301 - 3285
Phone:
(303) 542-0427
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 1
End: 4
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

Optical atomic clocks are more frequency stable than any other atomic clock system.  Deploying these atomic clocks to remote locations would permit exploration of relativistic geodesy, general relativity, and tests of variations of fundamental constants.  These optical atomic clocks require a highly frequency stable clock probe laser with fractional frequency instabilities of less than 1x10-14.  Unfortunately, these types of laser systems are currently limited to laboratory use due to size, power consumption, and the electronics required to support the operation of such lasers.  The development of a compact frequency stable atomic clock probe laser with low SWaP would permit the development of optical atomic clocks capable of being deployed in the field.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
  • Portable atomic clock systems
    • Relativistic geodesy
    • Tests of fundamental constants
  • Precision time keeping and navigation
  • GPS denied environment time keeping and navigation
  • Gravitational wave detection
Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
  • World-wide time standard
  • Dark matter experiments
Duration: 6

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