NASA SBIR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- S1.10-4614
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Atomic Interferometry
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Atomically Referenced Visible Spectroscopy-Grade PIC Lasers Operating at 689 nm
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Nexus Photonics, LLC
2320 De La Vina Street, #12
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 895-4733

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

Name:
Hyundai Park
E-mail:
hpark@nexusphotonics.com
Address:
2320 De La Vina Street, #12 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 - 3852
Phone:
(805) 729-8142

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

Name:
Tin Komljenovic
E-mail:
komljenovic@nexusphotonics.com
Address:
2320 De La Vina St, No. 12 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 - 3852
Phone:
(805) 895-4733
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 4
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

We propose the development of an atomically referenced visible spectroscopy-grade PIC laser operating at 689 nm which will provide a visible PIC-based oscillator with absolute atomically referenced frequency stability capable of reaching the part per trillion level.

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

Compact clock lasers at wavelengths for Sr clock transitions that are directly specified in call for proposals. Specifically roadmaps: TA-8.1.3: Optical Components (reliable laser systems) and TA-8.1.5: Lasers (reliable laser system w/ long lifetime) with ultimate SWaP improvement due to full on-chip integration.

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

Compact sensing, navigation, and timekeeping. Low-cSWAP inertial guidance devices and gravity gradiometers, interaction-free atomtronic circuits, portable quantum sensors and clocks, new probes of surface physics, hybrid quantum technologies, and chip-based matter wave SQUIDs.

Duration: 6

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