Sivananthan Labs: Leading the Way in Quantum Sensing

Sivananthan Laboratories Inc. has announced the successful completion of a $1.5M award from the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II program for the development of an entangled short-wavelength infrared (En-SWIR) photon source. This is an exciting development in the field of quantum sensing and promises many orders of magnitude enhancements in imaging, sensing, computing, metrology, and communication.

The En-SWIR entangled photon source and detector system envisioned by Sivananthan Laboratories, featuring advanced image processing algorithms, ultimately promises to be an enabling technology for rapid and effective decision making, increasing the speed and reach of disruption of any defense forces. This development is consistent with Sivananthan Laboratories’ business model and long-standing commitment to developing advanced technology for the US military.

Led by Dr. Paul Boieriu, the latest development follows the initial success of their Phase I project which established proof of concept and demonstrated remarkable potential of the fast-emerging field of quantum sensing. The project operates on the concept that when used as part of Sivananthan Laboratories’ imaging system, the En-SWIR increases signal-to-noise ratio, allowing for non-direct-line-of-sight imaging of distant objects with increased image quality and low power consumption, making it ideally suitable for space-based applications.

Sivananthan Laboratories is a high-tech business incubator and a national leader in the infrared sensing and imaging industry. The company was formed in September 2009 with a mission to nurture and foster the development of cutting-edge research in areas pertaining to national security, both physical and economic, and socio-economic development.

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