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SBIR Phase I: Wide Tuning Range VCSEL

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
91114
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0912879
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mytek, LLC
15350 25th AVE N, STE 110 PLYMOUTH, MN 55447-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: SBIR Phase I: Wide Tuning Range VCSEL
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0912879
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to develop a tunable, low power miniaturized laser which can be applied to a wide variety of sensing applications. The laser will use thermal tuning and is expected to provide a tuning range of >40nm with less than 2V, and a tuning power dissipation of less than 4mW. Homeland security, industrial safety, and indoor environmental monitoring are driving a demand for increased chemical and biological sensing. There is also increasing activity in the area of biomedical monitoring, allowing one to monitor a patient for vital signs and biomarkers in order to take action before the situation becomes a crisis. A widely tunable VCSEL would enable very compact solutions, allowing such sensors to be incorporated into a wearable device, or a portable sensor. This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).

Principal Investigator:

Matthew M. Dummer
DPhil
7637468045
mdummer@vixarinc.com

Business Contact:

Matthew M. Dummer
DPhil
7637468045
mdummer@vixarinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mytek, LLC
15350 25th Ave N, Suite 110 Plymouth, MN 55447

EIN/Tax ID: 770640567
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No