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STTR Phase I: High Power Optic Source Enabling Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
69049
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0339878
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
13605 Dulles Technology Drive Herndon, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: STTR Phase I: High Power Optic Source Enabling Sensor
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0339878
Award Amount: $99,992.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project investigates efficient stimulated Raman amplification in the 1620-1750 nm near infrared spectral region. This spectral range overlaps with the first overtone of the strongest vibration resonances. In addition, no efficient high brightness directs emission sources exist in this spectral region resulting in either low power or complex laser systems covering this important spectroscopic region. In this project, high power tunable laser sources will be developed for the remote detection and spectroscopic characterization of organic compounds. The direct outgrowth of this program should enhance the ability to offer to commercial and government customers a qualified optical sensor array detecting the presence of hydrocarbons. This sensor array could be useful in particular to the Petroleum and Gas industry in their refineries and distribution networks. Oil Companies spend over $100M a year in detecting and preventing gas leaks in their facilities.

Principal Investigator:

William Torruellas
PI
7034717671
wtorruellas@fibertek.com

Business Contact:

William Torruellas
7034717671
rburnham@fibertek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Fibertek, Inc.
510 Herndon Parkway Herndon, VA 20170

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
460 Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Contact: Roger Stolen
Contact Phone: (540) 231-2192
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university