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SBIR Phase I: Fiber-Laser-Based THz Sources

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
76723
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0441774
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NP Photonics, Inc.
UA Science and Technology Park 9030 S. Rita Road, Suite #120 Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: SBIR Phase I: Fiber-Laser-Based THz Sources
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0441774
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project focuses on the development of new terahertz source modules based on difference frequency generation through GaSe nonlinear opticalcrystals. This Phase I project will focus on using Q-switched fiber lasers to generate THz sources by virtue of their high power density. These unique fiber lasers could also be implemented to generate ultra narrow-linewidth THz sources. The overall Phase I objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of a high power terahertz source with diffraction-limited output beam and the possibility of being fully implemented in Phase II. For many applications based on detection of the absorption of THz waves, there is critical need for a THz source that is coherent, narrow-linewidth, and high-power and has low divergence angle. This will answer the market requirement for compact, portable, high-power, diffraction -limited beam, narrow-linewidth, and ultra-stable THz sources. Such THz sources can be used for security screening, non-destructive testing, remote sensing, molecular spectroscopy, bio-medical imaging, pollution monitoring, and eventually also for target acquisition as well as tracking and pointing. The fiber-laser-based design will also have potential to be low-cost.

Principal Investigator:

Yongdan Hu
Dr
5207997424
yhu@npphotonics.com

Business Contact:

James T. Fountain
Mr
5207997424
fountain@npphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NP Photonics, Inc.
9030 South Rita Road Tucson, AZ 85747

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