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Company Information:

Company Name: AdvR Inc.
City: Bozeman
State: MT
Zip+4: 59715-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (406) 522-0388

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,074,056.20 36
SBIR Phase II $10,329,106.00 18
STTR Phase I $648,903.60 6
STTR Phase II $2,449,836.00 4

Award List:

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr N Melikechi
Award Amount: $846,611.00

A Continuous Wave Raman Laser to Access a Broad Spectral Regime

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Rand Swanson
Award Amount: $75,112.00

Enhanced Phase Sensitive Spectroscopy Using Matched Gratings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Rand Swanson
Award Amount: $97,724.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregg Switzer, Laser Physicist
Award Amount: $99,955.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Rand Swanson
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Rand Swanson
Award Amount: $399,387.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Philip Battle
Award Amount: $99,390.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Sean Christian
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Sean Christian
Award Amount: $499,540.00

Phase-locked Fiber Lasr Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregg Switzer, Laser Physicist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this Phase II effort is to build a rugged, compact optical phased array for coherent addition of laser beams, a crucial building block for multi-kilowatt continuous wave laser devices. This effort builds on the success of the Phase I effortwhere it was shown that an array of… More

Phase-locked Fiber Lasr Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregg Switzer, Laser Physicist
Award Amount: $735,113.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this Phase II effort is to build a rugged, compact optical phased array for coherent addition of laser beams, a crucial building block for multi-kilowatt continuous wave laser devices. This effort builds on the success of the Phase I effortwhere it was shown that an array of… More

Periodically poled stoichiometric lithium tantalate:A new approach for a new material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Philip Battle, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,917.00
Abstract:
"This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will investigate a promising new technique for fabricating periodic domain gratings in stoichiometric lithium tantalate(SLT). The key innovation in this SBIR effort is the use of externally mountedmicro-electrodes to electrically pole the… More

Frequency-Agile Monolithic Micro-Laser with Ultra-Narrow Linewidth

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregg Switzer, Laser Physicist
Award Amount: $99,491.00
Abstract:
"A method for generating a high power, continuous wave (cw) monolithic micro-laser with rapidly tunable, narrow linewidth output is proposed. The concept employs a semiconductor laser coupled to an electro-optically controlled Bragg waveguide in PotassiumTitanyl Phosphate (KTP) providing single… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I:Low-Voltage Poling of Waveguides in Nonlinear Optical Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Philip Battle
Award Amount: $99,761.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop a novel low-voltage periodic poling technique for creating highly efficient quasi-phase matched waveguides in nonlinear optical materials. The key innovation of the proposed technology is the use of co-planar… More

Cascaded Injection Locked Diode Laser Transmitter For Lidar Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Montana State University
Principal Investigator: Kevin Repasky
Award Amount: $99,189.00
RI Contact: Kevin Repasky
Abstract:
A lidar laser transmitter useful for profiling of clouds, aerosols, and differential absorption measurements of atmospheric trace constituents such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and ozone is proposed. The proposed laser transmitter is based on a master tunable external cavity diode laser (ECDL)… More

High-Efficiency Electro-Optic Modulators in Potassium Titanyl Phosphate Using Advanced Mode-Shaping Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ken MacDonald, Laser Physicist
Award Amount: $69,943.00
Abstract:
This SBIR effort will develop advanced mode-matching structures for highly efficient electro-optic amplitude modulators in potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP). The intended application for these modulators is in intra-satellite fiber-optic data buses andother satellite communication and data-handling… More

SBIR Phase I: Large Aperture, Periodically Poled, Hydrothermal Potassium Titanyl Phosphate for Highly Efficient Frequency Conversion of High-Power Solid-State and Fiber Lasers.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tony Roberts
Award Amount: $99,543.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to investigate the feasibility of fabricating large-aperture, periodic ferroelectric domain gratings for quasi-phase matched laser frequency conversion. The key innovation in this effort is the use of low temperature… More

SBIR Phase II: Low-Voltage Poling of Waveguides in Nonlinear Optical Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Philip Battle, PI
Award Amount: $499,981.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II project will develop the processing steps for the fabrication of highly quality periodically poled waveguides in potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP). Periodically poled waveguides enable highly efficient, quasi-phase matched (QPM), nonlinear optical wavelength conversion of… More

Ultra-Stable Miniature Seed Laser for High Power Nd:YAG Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Montana State University
Principal Investigator: Philip Battle, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,974.00
RI Contact: Leslie Schmidt
Abstract:
The goal of this effort is to develop a compact, rugged, electrically efficient, tunable semiconductor laser for the purpose of injection seeding Nd:YAG lasers in NASA lidar systems for remote sensing and atmospheric profiling. A highly stable low power seed laser plays a crucial role in these… More

Monolithic micro-laser with KTP ridge waveguides for injection seeding high power lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Switzer Gregg, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $67,283.00
Abstract:
This NASA Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a technique to greatly improve the direct coupling of a diode laser to an optical waveguide with embedded Bragg grating using no intermediate lenses. The key innovation proposed for this SBIR effort is a method for generating… More

SBIR Phase I: High Performance Laser Deflector Using Stoichiometric Electro-Optic Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tony Roberts, PI
Award Amount: $99,959.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will use the electro-optic (EO) effect, in which an electric field changes the index of refraction of a nonlinear material, in a novel manner to create a beam deflector with very favorable properties for laser beam scanning and steering.… More

Engineered Materials for improved Airborne Laser Mine Detection Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tony Roberts, Laser Physicist
Award Amount: $299,976.00
Abstract:
This Navy SBIR Phase II effort will develop the processing steps required to fabricate high quality periodically poled stoichiometric lithium tantalate (PPSLT) and demonstrate its utility for use in both current and emerging Airborne Laser Mine Detection Systems (ALMDS) by enabling highly efficient… More

A narrowband, frequency-agile laser for optical interrogation of arrayed fiber optic sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gregg Switzer, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,387.00
Abstract:
The VIRGINIA Class submarine employs the Light-Weight Wide Aperture Array (LWWAA) hull-mounted array of fiber-optic hydrophones that requires the use of high performance, narrowband lasers. In this Navy Phase II SBIR effort, a prototype laser for the LWWAA hull-array sensor will be developed using… More

Compact, Low-Cost, Frequency-Locked Semiconductor Laser for Injection Seeding High Power Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregg Switzer, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,942.00
Abstract:
This NASA Small Business Innovative Research Phase II project will develop a compact, low-cost, wavelength locked seed laser for injection locking high powered Nd:YAG lasers used in a range of lidar remote sensing applications including molecular profiling of the atmosphere. Precise wavelength… More

Monolithic, High-Speed Fiber-Optic Switching Array for Lidar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tony Roberts
Award Amount: $69,942.00
Abstract:
The proposed optical device is a fiber-based multi-channel switch to quickly switch a fiber-coupled laser among many possible output channels to create a fiber-based fixed-array laser transmitter for next-generation NASA lidar systems. The key innovation is the use of an arrangement of… More

UAV-based mine detection using a short pulse, high repetition rate, multicolor laser transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tony Roberts, Laser Physicist
Award Amount: $69,939.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of a UAV compatible lidar scanner/receiver for use with a high repetition rate, short pulse, multicolor laser transmitter. The system features an electro-optic beam scanner and a fiber optic receiver. The key innovation in this effort is a… More

Monolithic, High-Speed Fiber-Optic Switching Array for Lidar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tony Roberts, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,600.00
Abstract:
This NASA SBIR Phase II effort will develop a 1 x 10 prototype non-mechanical fiber optic switch for use with high power lasers. The proposed optical device is a fiber-based multi-channel switch to rapidly switch a fiber-coupled laser among ten output channels as an integral part of a fiber-based… More

High Power Electro-Optic Modulator for Space-Based Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher Palassis, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,745.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I effort will establish the feasibility of developing a fiber coupled, high power, electro-optically controlled, space qualified, phase modulator for the NASA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA). Specific to the LISA project is the use of three… More

Fiber based modulated pulsed source for microwave photonic lidar applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Scott Remington, Laser Engineer
Award Amount: $79,990.00
Abstract:
The proposed high power green laser source with RF-modulated pulses will enable a new class of remote sensing instruments capable of achieving precise information from environments dominated by backscatter signals. Current remote sensing technologies lack capability to identify and discriminate… More

High Power Electro-Optic Modulator for Space-Based Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher K. Palassis, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,946.00
Abstract:
ADVR, Inc. proposes the development of a fiber coupled, high power, electro-optically controlled, space qualified, phase modulator for the NASA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA). The proposed device will be capable of phase modulating a 1 W or greater, continuous wave optical signal at… More

Waveguide Phase Modulator for Integrated Planar Lightwave Circuits in KTP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Shirley P. McNeil, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I effort proposes the development of a potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) waveguide phase modulator for future integration into a Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) used for high spectral resolution aerosol and cloud lidar applications. The PLC is a monolithic substrate that integrates… More

Highly Efficient, Compact, Wavelength Converters for Pulsed and CW Laser Sources Used in Lidar-Based Remote Sensing and Ranging Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregg D. Switzer, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,970.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating waveguides in stoichiometric lithium tantalite (SLT) for highly efficient, quasi-phase matched (QPM) frequency conversion of continuous wave and high peak-power, quasi-continuous laser sources… More

SBIR Phase I: Ultra-Fast Electro-Optically Tuned Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tony D. Roberts, PhD
Award Amount: $99,774.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a compact, rugged, rapidly and widely tunable, low noise, narrowband laser for use in microwave photonic processing applications. The key innovation in this effort is the use of a shaped ferroelectric in conjunction with a… More

SBIR Phase I: Non-Destructive Inspection Techniques to Significantly Improve the Manufacturability of KTP Waveguides

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Christopher A. Kaleva, BS
Award Amount: $99,977.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research project explores the feasibility of developing a manufacturing process that will both increase the rate of production and improve the yield of high quality waveguides in potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP). Waveguides in KTP are ideally suited for use in a wide… More

High Efficiency Single Photon Up-Conversion in Waveguides and Pump Wavelength Longer than the Signal Wavelength

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Mark Munro
Award Amount: $89,974.00
Abstract:
This NIST Phase 1 SBIR effort will demonstrate the feasibility of low noise single photon up conversion using KTiOPO4 (KTP) or LiNbO3 (LN) or Stoichiometric LiTaO3 (SLT) periodically poled waveguides and an 1800nm pump for a high efficiency single photon detector. The key innovation is using low… More

Waveguide Phase Modulator for Integrated Planar Lightwave Circuits in KTP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Philip Battle, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,952.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II effort proposes the development and integration of a Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) into an all fiber-based seed laser system used in high spectral resolution aerosol and cloud lidar applications. The PLC integrates a frequency doubling element, a waveguide splitter, and phase… More

Highly Efficient, Compact, Wavelength Converters for Pulsed and CW Laser Sources Used in Lidar-Based Remote Sensing and Ranging Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher Kaleva, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,946.00
Abstract:
AdvR, Inc. proposes the development of a highly efficient, fiber pigtailed, waveguide-based UV frequency converter module. This UV module will be an important element in future NASA sponsored Doppler lidar and High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL) aerosol missions. The key innovation is the use of… More

Ridge Waveguide Structures in Magnesium-Doped Lithium Niobate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Montana State University
Principal Investigator: Will Suckow, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,843.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
In this NASA Phase I STTR effort, the feasibility of fabricating isolated ridge waveguides in 5% magnesium-doped lithium niobate (5% MgO:LN) will be established. Ridge waveguides in MgO:LN will significantly improve the power handling and conversion efficiency, increase photonic component… More

Fabrication of Advanced Waveguide Structures for Efficient Violet and Near-UV Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Christopher Kaleva
Award Amount: $89,943.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I effort will establish the feasibility of fabricating advanced waveguide structures in potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) capable of efficiently generating 25 to 40 mW of frequency converted light in the 395 to 480 nm. The key innovation in this effort is to utilize KTP waveguides in… More

Compact, Wavelength Stabilized Seed Source for Multi-Wavelength Lidar Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Shirley McNeil, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,953.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I effort proposes to establish the feasibility of developing a compact, high performance laser source for integration into the next generation seed laser system for high stability, multi-wavelength lidar applications such as NASA Langley's HSRL program. Combination of the high… More

Electro-Optic Tunable Laser Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tony Roberts, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,977.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a compact, rugged, rapidly and widely tunable laser based on a quantum cascade diode laser at mid-infrared wavelengths. The key innovation in this effort is the use of an engineered electro-optic tuning element in an external… More

High Efficiency Up conversion Single-Photon-Detector for 1550 nm Signal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $299,993.00
Abstract:
This NIST Phase II SBIR effort will two low noise single photon detectors using MgO doped LiNbO3 (LN) periodically poled waveguides and a 980nm (or similar appropriate wavelength) pump to up convert 1550nm photons to 600nm to allow for detection by photomultiplier tube (PMT). The key innovation is… More

Periodically Poled Materials for UV Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Montana State University
Principal Investigator: Tony Roberts, Senior Laser Physicist
Award Amount: $99,965.00
RI Contact: Dale Huls
Abstract:
Army quantum information researchers have an immediate need for improved stable, narrowband violet and UV laser sources with 10-100 mW output and 10 MHz-10 GHz tuning. These sources are required for numerous ion and atom qubits functions including photoionization, Doppler cooling, state… More

Highly efficient, compact, picosecond green laser for time resolved fluorescence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Christopher M. Kaleva
Award Amount: $57,294.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The primary goal of the Phase I effort is to establish the feasibility of fabricating waveguides to realize a significant, (10 fold), increase in performance in the output power of a picosecond pulsed green laser withou t increasing the peak pump power. The… More

A Compact, Waveguide Based Programmable Optical Comb Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Philip Battle, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,975.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
This NASA Phase I STTR effort will establish the feasibility of developing a compact broadband near to mid-IR programmable optical comb for use in laser based remote sensing and communications. The comb generator will use a waveguide-based optical parametric gain block technology that can have… More

Ridge Waveguide Structures in Magnesium-Doped Lithium Niobate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Montana State University
Principal Investigator: Will Suckow, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,957.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
AdvR, Inc. proposes the development of an efficient process for fabricating ridge waveguides in magnesium-doped lithium niobate (MgO:LN). The effort will include, but will not be limited to, fabricating ridge waveguides in periodically poled MgO:LN for highly efficient, single-pass, quasi… More

High Fidelity Down-Conversion Source for Secure Communications using On-Demand Single Photons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tony Roberts, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,932.00
Abstract:
To provide reliably secure communications, development of quantum optical devices for encrypted ground-to-space communications is a necessity. The overall goal of this NASA effort is to develop and deliver efficient, single-pass quantum optical waveguide sources capable of backward… More

Integrated Planar Lightwave Circuits for UV Generation and Phase Modulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Shirley McNeil, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I effort proposes to establish the feasibility of developing a UV Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC); a compact, highly efficient, waveguide-based frequency conversion module for the generation of phase modulated UV radiation for use in multi-wavelength lidar applications such as NASA… More

Fiber Coupled Pulse Shaper for Sub-Nanosecond Pulse Lidar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregg Switzer, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I effort will investigate the feasibility of using electro-optic (EO) beam scanning element to control coupling into a fiber as a fiber coupled pulse shaper. The goal of the pulse shaper is to reduce a 4-6ns pulse to 0.4-0.6ns pulse at 1064nm and/or… More

Compact, Wavelength Stabilized Seed Source for Multi-Wavelength Lidar Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Shirley McNeil, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,931.00
Abstract:
NASA LaRC is developing a compact, multi-wavelength High Spectral resolution Lidar (HSRL) system designed to measure various optical and microphysical properties of aerosols and clouds. The HSRL system uses a high power, pulsed, seeded Nd:YAG laser, whose seed is wavelength-stabilized to an iodine… More

Fiber Based Return Signal CO2 Sensing System for Sequestration Site Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Justin T. Hawthorne
Award Amount: $69,984.00
Abstract:
A key technology with immediate potential for reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with fossil fuel power plants is carbon sequestration. To ensure successful CO2 sequestration, the ability to monitor leakage from the geologic storage sites and the pipelines delivering the CO2 to… More

High Fidelity Down-Conversion Source for Secure Communications using On-Demand Single Photons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tony Roberts, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,968.00
Abstract:
In this NASA SBIR Phase II effort, AdvR will design and build an efficient, fully integrated, waveguide based, source of spectrally uncorrelated photon pairs that will enable accelerated research and development in the emerging field of quantum information science. The key innovation is the use of… More

Fiber Coupled Pulse Shaper for Sub-Nanosecond Pulse Lidar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tony Roberts, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,922.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II effort will develop an all-diode laser and fiber optic based, single frequency, sub-nanosecond pulsed laser source for high resolution lidar applications benefiting SLR, LIST and DESDynI missions. This laser will have a user adjustable pulse width… More

Integrated Planar Lightwave Circuits for UV Generation and Phase Modulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Shirley McNeil, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,934.00
Abstract:
The primary goal of this SBIR effort is delivery of a compact, robust, highly efficient, fiber-coupled UV module to provide the required 355nm light for integration into HSRL's UV interferometric-based measurement system. An additional goal of this effort is to prototype a compact, robust,… More

A Waveguide Based, High Power Pockels Cell Modulator for Sub-Nanosecond Pulse Slicing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Montana State University
Principal Investigator: Justin T. Hawthorne, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,984.00
RI Contact: Dale Huls
Abstract:
The Goal of this STTR is to develop a high speed, high power, waveguide based modulator (phase and amplitude) and investigate its use as a pulse slicer. The key innovation in this effort is the use of potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) waveguides making the high power, polarization based waveguide… More

Structured nonlinear optical materials for LIDAR-based remote sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Philip Battle, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,988.00
RI Contact: Gary Podesta
Abstract:
This NASA Phase II STTR effort will develop domain-engineered magnesium oxide doped lithium niobate (MgO:LN) for LIDAR-based remote sensing and communication applications. Use of bulk and waveguide-based domain engineered MgO:LN will allow the manufacture of highly efficient and compact, wavelength… More

Fast, Low Loss, Electro-Optic Switch for Quantum Information Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tony Roberts, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,922.00
Abstract:
Single photon sources and detectors hold the key to achieving success in several quantum communication and computation applications. Many of these goals can be achieved with the realization of low-loss high-speed switching for single photons. AdvR proposes a unique implementation of an… More

Robust, Low Loss Approach for Fiber to Waveguide Coupling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Shirley McNeil, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,934.00
Abstract:
This NASA Phase I SBIR effort proposes to establish the feasibility of significantly improving coupling at fiber to waveguide interfaces for the manufacture of low loss fiber coupled components being developed for several NASA lidar based initiatives, including LaRC's HSRL program. Efficient… More

Periodically Poled Materials for UV Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Montana State University
Principal Investigator: Tony Roberts, Senior Laser Physicist – (406) 522-0388
Award Amount: $749,917.00
RI Contact: Dale Huls
Abstract:
Army quantum information researchers have an immediate need for improved stable, narrowband violet and UV laser sources with 10100 mW output and 10 MHz10 GHz tuning. These sources are required for numerous ion and atom qubits functions including photoionization, Doppler cooling, state… More

High Speed, Watt Class Multi-access Modulators for Airborne and Spaceborne Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Todd Hawthorne, Researcher – (406) 522-0388
Award Amount: $99,948.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In order to achieve high data transmission rates (>40Gbps), it is necessary to use external modulators as direct diode modulation can be limited by chirping, parasitics or microwave effects. Traditional amplitude modulation is done with Mach Zehnder Interferometers or directional… More

Modulated Pulsed Source for Microwave Photonic Lidar Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Philip Battle, Principal Investigator – (406) 522-0388
Award Amount: $749,977.00
Abstract:
This Navy Phase II SBIR effort will develop a packaged, high-speed optical amplitude modulator for use with a high-power, pulsed, blue laser that is being developed for lidar-based detection, ranging, and tracking of underwater objects in an ocean environment. While it is well known that laser… More

Development of Large-Aperture Periodically Poled Magnesium Oxide-doped Lithium Niobate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Matthew Bigelow, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,911.20
Abstract:
Optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) with periodically-poled nonlinear crystals is a key technology in the development of accelerator laser systems because such systems enable broadband amplification of high-energy laser pulses over a wide range of different pulse wavelengths. To… More

Optical Waveguide Cross-Correlator for Attosecond Timing Synchronization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Massachusetts Institute of TechNology
Principal Investigator: Tony Roberts, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,947.60
RI Contact:
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR/STTR will establish the feasibility of developing a precision balanced optical cross-correlator using engineered nonlinear optical waveguides. The proposed device will be important for future advances at large scale accelerator facilities by providing a means to achieve long-term… More

High Fidelity Heralded On Demand Single Photon Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tony Roberts, Senior Physicist – (406) 522-0388
Award Amount: $149,919.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To provide reliably secure communications, development of practical quantum optical devices for ground-to-space quantum key distribution is a necessity. The overall goal of this Air Force effort is to develop and deliver a single photon source based on heralding to indicate when a photon… More