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Visible Continuum Source for Fluorescence Excitation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
71338
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
EB003326
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORP. 2400 CHARLESTON RD MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94043
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Visible Continuum Source for Fluorescence Excitation
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43EB003326-01A1
Award Amount: $81,354.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to develop a light source having a spectrum that spans the visible wavelengths, with a beam quality similar to a laser. Our goal is to cover the wavelengths from 400 nm- 700 nm, with at least 1 mW in any 1 nm slice of the spectrum. The light source will be based on an inexpensive diode-pumped mode-locked laser, the output of which is spectrally broadened into a continuum by a highly nonlinear, single-mode, fused-silica fiber. The output of the fiber will be pulses of diffraction-limited white light, with a pulse repetition rate near 100 MHz. Such a high repetition rate is equivalent to continuous light for virtually all instrument applications. Such a source would have many laboratory uses, for example in fluorescence imaging. The spectrum of the proposed source could be filtered to obtain a laser-like beam at any desired visible wavelength. This flexibility would make fluorescence confocal microscopes much more powerful tools, since they could be used at any excitation wavelength.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas J. Kane
6505261224
TKANE@LWECORP.COM

Business Contact:

William Grossman
6505261248
WGROSSMAN@LWECORP.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORP. 2400 CHARLESTON RD MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94043

EIN/Tax ID: 770052347
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No