Vescent Photonics

14998 W 6th Ave # 700 Array
Golden, CO 80401
http://www.vescentphotonics.com
15 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 55
Total Value of Awards $14.1MM
Active Awards 3 valued at $2.24MM
First Award Date 01/01/02
Most Recent Award Date 05/03/16

3 Active Awards Valued at $2.24MM

Award Title Awarding Agency Phase Award amount Start Date End Date
Robust Frequency Combs and Lasers for Optical Clocks and Sensing NASA 2 $748K 05/03/16 05/02/18
High Throughput, Waveguide Based, Non-Mechanical Laser Beam Steering Navy 2 $750K 05/02/16 04/30/18
Non-Mechanical, Electro-Optic Beamsteerers for Space Based Laser Communications NASA 2 $742K 04/28/16 04/27/18

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Anderson Dr. Michael Anderson 3 Message
Davis Dr. Scott Davis 26 Message
Anderson Dr. Mike Anderson 20 Message
Kellogg Jennifer Kellogg 2 Message
Bickman Sara R. Bickman 1 Message
Bickman Sarah Bickman 1 Message
Pino Juan Pino 6 Message
Rommel Mr. Scott Rommel 20 Message
McCurry Ruth McCurry 3 Message
Ziemkiewicz Dr. Michael Ziemkiewicz 1 Message

55 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR Active

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S1.09
Budget: 05/03/16 - 05/02/18
PI: Juan Pino

Vescent Photonics proposes to bring an environmentally robust, compact, high fidelity frequency comb to the commercial market. This will be comb based on a NIST design, augmented with a high bandwidth graphene modulator. Vescent will partner with MRADS, a CU spin-off commercializing high bandwidth graphene modulators for mode-locked lasers. Thes...

Phase 2 SBIR Active

Agency: Navy
Topic: N111-039
Budget: 05/02/16 - 04/30/18

Vescent photonics has developed and optimized a game-changing liquid crystal-clad waveguide technology that is capable of steering infrared laser beams quickly over a large field of view with no moving parts. This enables devices with greatly-reduced Size Weight and Power (SWaP) compared to the mechanical beamsteering systems which are currently...

Phase 2 SBIR Active

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H9.01
Budget: 04/28/16 - 04/27/18

In this phase II SBIR we will design, build, test, and deliver extremely low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) non-mechanical, electro-optic (EO) laser beamsteerers that are optimized for space based laser communications (lasercom). These new beamsteerers, which will finally satisfy the decades long dream of providing a viable alternative to opto-m...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF141-126
Budget: 07/08/15 - 11/15/16
PI: Juan Pino

ABSTRACT:Compact precision atomic clocks are capable of satisfying the time-keeping needs of both the Air Force and potential civilian applications. The path towards integration remains a long one, however, as optical clocks currently occupy optical tables in the relatively benign environment of the research lab. A key component enabling deploym...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S1.09
Budget: 06/17/15 - 12/17/15
PI: Juan Pino

Optical frequency combs are the key enabling technology that enabled the immense fractional stability of highly-stabilized lasers in the optical regime to be transferred to the RF domain and thus ushered in new generation of optical atomic clock with orders of magnitude improved stability over their RF atomic clock predecessors. Frequency combs...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H9.01
Budget: 06/17/15 - 12/17/15

In this SBIR program we will design, test, and deliver ultra-low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) Micro-Laser Communications (MiLC) modules for high bandwidth (> Gbps) free-space data links. These modules will be enabled by Vescent's proprietary and unprecedented electro-optic (EO), non-mechanical laser beamsteerers (up to a 120o x 120o field-of-v...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N111-039
Budget: 02/03/15 - 02/01/17

The purpose of this phase II is to design, build, and deliver wide-angle, high speed, non-mechanical laser beamsteerers that operate in the Mid Wave InfraRed (MWIR: 3.7 < &#61548;&#61472;< 4.9 &#61549;m). These will be enabled through a combination of three innovations: i) Steerable Electro-Evanescent Optical Refractors (SEEORs) for high speed, ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-080
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15
PI: Juan Pino

ABSTRACT:Positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) has been a central technology to the armed forces and the Air Force since their inception, and PNTs importance only stands to grow as we forge ahead in the 21st century. Just as todays state of the art PNT harness the quantum states of light in laser based sensors, the next levels of fidelity in ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF141-126
Budget: 06/19/14 - 03/30/15
PI: Juan Pino

ABSTRACT: Compact precision atomic clocks are capable of satisfying the time-keeping needs of both the Air Force and potential civilian applications. The path towards integration remains a long one, however, as optical clocks currently occupy optical tables in the relatively benign environment of the research lab. A key component enabling deploy...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF141-134
Budget: 06/01/14 - 03/01/15
PI: Juan Pino

We propose to develop extremely compact and rugged laser systems for emerging cold-atom-based sensors of time, gravity, and inertial forces. Our goal is to integrate distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) lasers, semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA), high-speed detectors, phase/frequency detectors, phase modulators, and optical routing, splitting...

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