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Company Information:

Company Name: Daylight Solutions
City: San Diego
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (858) 391-1010

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $767,842.00 7
SBIR Phase II $1,843,972.00 3

Award List:

Tunable Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers for Active Electro-Optical Remote Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Timothy Day, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The remote monitoring and detection of airborne effluents from nuclear fuel cycle processes are needed to verify nonproliferation agreements. Mid-infrared (IR) light, with wavelengths from 3 to 14 µm, could be used to characterize absorption patterns and would greatly facilitate the identification… More

Tunable Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers for Active Electro-Optical Remote Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Timothy Day, Dr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Remote sensing of airborne chemicals from industrial or illicit emissions is greatly facilitated by looking for characteristic absorption patterns of mid-infrared (IR) light with wavelengths from 3 to 14 µm. The DOE can use this type of remote sensing to monitor and detect effluents from nuclear… More

Widely-Tunable Quantum Cascade Laser Technology for Spectroscopic Sensing and Optical Communication Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Timothy Day, CEO, CTO
Award Amount: $69,730.00
Abstract:
Wavelength agile sources in the Mid Wave and Long Wave Infrared (MWIR / LWIR) will be extremely useful for spectroscopy and free space communications applications. The combination of high speed packaging technology with broadly tuned, external cavity, quantum cascade laser technology will lead to… More

New Technology Platform to Measure Atmospheric Fluxes and Concentrations of Carbon Isotopes in CO2

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Miles Weida, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,917.00
Abstract:
An important component of monitoring the atmospheric carbon cycle is determining the mechanisms behind various sources and sinks. One tool for doing this involves measuring the concentrations and fluxes of the different isotopologues of the carbon-containing gases. Of the different isotopologues… More

Multi-Watt Mid-IR Laser Module with Near-Diffraction Limited Output

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Timothy Day, CEO/CTO
Award Amount: $98,998.00
Abstract:
High power IR lasers are highly useful for DOD applications such as remote chemical sensing, infrared countermeasures, and LADAR. Daylight Solutions proposes to build a prototype system for quantum cascade laser (QCL) beam combining having an output power > 1W and a beam divergence less than twice… More

Compact, Wavelength Agile, External Cavity Quantum Cascade Laser for Spectroscopic and Communications Applications in the 3-12 um Regime

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Day, CEO, CTO – (858) 391-1010
Award Amount: $672,809.00
Abstract:
There is a growing need for compact mid-IR laser sources in the scientific, military, homeland security, industrial control, and medical diagnostics markets. Daylight Solutions plans to develop a compact mid-IR quantum cascade laser (QCL) source that is suitable for optical communications and… More

SBIR Phase I: Laser-Based Replacement for FTIR Microscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Miles J. Weida
Award Amount: $149,300.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will identify the issues to be solved in order to build a prototype quantum cascade (QC) laser-based infrared microscope. Infrared microscopy holds great potential as a medical diagnostic tool. Present microscopes are based on Fourier… More

Miniaturized Sensors for Monitoring of Atmospheric Trace Gases using Multiple Deployment Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Miles Weida, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Daylight Solutions proposes a miniaturized sensor package based on ECqcL<SUP>TM</SUP> and QEPAS technology that were independently developed by Daylight Solutions (San Diego, California) and the Laser Science Group Laboratory at Rice University (Houston,… More

SBIR Phase II: Laser-Based Replacement for FTIR Microscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Miles J. Weida
Award Amount: $421,163.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will realize the full potential of a new quantum cascade laser (QCL) infrared microscope for medical diagnostics. Infrared microscopy can be used for tissue identification without staining, potentially allowing quick, in situ… More

Mid-IR Spectral Beam Combining Using Volume Gratings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Edeline Fotheringham, Senior Electro-Optical Systems Engr – (858) 432-7522
Award Amount: $149,901.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Daylight Solutions proposes to develop volume Bragg gratings for the spectral beam combining of lasers in the mid infrared. High performance volume gratings exist for the visible and near infrared regions of the optical spectrum and are most easily produced by holographic methods. … More