EPSRC logo

Details of Grant 

EPSRC Reference: EP/R001774/1
Title: Quantum Cooling using Mode Controlled Blue Lasers (CoolBlue)
Principal Investigator: Kelly, Dr A
Other Investigators:
Paul, Professor DJ
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Department: School of Engineering
Organisation: University of Glasgow
Scheme: Technology Programme
Starts: 01 April 2017 Ends: 31 May 2018 Value (£): 101,900
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics
Related Grants:
Panel History:  
Summary on Grant Application Form
CoolBlue is a highly innovative project with a goal to develop next generation GaN laser technology for implementation in

quantum sensors based on atomic cooling. Conventional laser sources for these applications are complex and innefficient

whereas a direct blue laser diode source could offer many advantages such as increased power, lower complexity, and

smaller size, potentially transforming quantum sensors such as frequency standards from laboratory instruments into

miniaturised, robust systems. The project will consist of two cycles of laser design, fabrication and test, in which we will

optimise key laser parameters including linewidth and power. The project will be led by CSTG Ltd in partnership with the

University of Glasgow and Aston University.

University of Glasgow offers advanced characterisation, device modelling and advanced lithography at the JWNC. GU is a

partner in the Birmingham QT hub which creates excellent opportunities collaboration and an ideal platform for additional

funding applications subsequent to this project. Additionally, Professor Paul is currently serving a QT fellowship which

means that he is in an ideal position to understand both the technical requirements and the commercial drivers for this new

technology. It will also allow direct access to the academics on the Birmingham QT hub and, where appropriate, the supply

of the devices generated on the project for use in the systems being considered.
Key Findings
This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Potential use in non-academic contexts
This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Impacts
Description This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Summary
Date Materialised
Sectors submitted by the Researcher
This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Project URL:  
Further Information:  
Organisation Website: http://www.gla.ac.uk