ELVA-1 has designed and shipped 71-76 GHz Frequency Synthesizer for ODMR Spectrometer at Ioffe Institute (http://www.ioffe.ru/index_en). This frequency synthesizer (MMW Source) has highest output power level of 20 dBm, computer-aided control, and digital LCD display. The device is installed within research site at Ioffe Institute Lab of Optics of Semiconductors.
At Joffe Institute, using the phenomenon of optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR), scientists study the behavior of magnetic nanostructures, such as quantum dots and quantum wells. The study is being conducted in order to create memory elements for next-generation quantum computers.
Electron spin (from English synonym of Rotation) determines the angle at which and in what direction an electron rotates. Spin can be in one of two possible states (+1/2 or -1/2) and could be considered as core information bit, thus can therefore be used in various machine logic devices. This quantum bits of information are known as qubits. In quantum computing, a qubit (/ˈkjuːbɪt/) or quantum bit is a unit of quantum information—the quantum analogue of the classical bit. In recent years, on the basis of qubits there was created a new direction in science and technology — spin electronics or spintronics.
The synthesizer has built-in keyboard for direct input of the output frequency settings on the front panel. It is also equipped with 2-line LCD display, which displays information about the frequency and other signal parameters. Built-in USB-HID interface allows remote computer-aided device control.