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Hollow-Core Fibers for High-Energy Beam Delivery in CARS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86771
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-134-0046
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MetroLaser, Inc.
22941 Mill Creek Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Hollow-Core Fibers for High-Energy Beam Delivery in CARS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9101-08-M-0016
Award Amount: $99,917.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I SBIR proposal addresses an Air Force need for enabling use of Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy (CARS) for non-intrusive measurements of gas species and temperature in high enthalpy gas flows that are currently inaccessible or impractical with conventional CARS configurations. We propose to determine the feasibility of employing hollow core optical fibers to deliver pulses capable of generating CARS signals. This all-fiber-optical CARS system would enable the use of CARS in more hostile and restrictive environments. Lasers and other delicate equipment would be separated from a small measurement head that can be easily protected and manipulated in the vicinity of the test gas. We have identified several hollow core fiber types that appear to meet the necessary criteria and these will be evaluated as a part of the solution.

Principal Investigator:

Drew L'Esperance
Senior Scientist
9495530688
dlesperance@metrolaserinc.com

Business Contact:

Cecil Hess
President
9495530688
cecilh@metrolaserinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

METROLASER, INC.
2572 White Road Irvine, CA 92614

EIN/Tax ID: 330584881
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No