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STTR Phase I: Spectrally Agile, Photonic Crystal Fiber-Based Optical Coherence…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80137
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0610600
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505-3993
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: STTR Phase I: Spectrally Agile, Photonic Crystal Fiber-Based Optical Coherence Tomography
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0610600
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will investigate an optical coherence tomography (OCT) instrument useful for a wide range of research and development needs in material science, biology, medicine and other fields. Users will be able to optimize the imaging parameters for their specific applications by selecting the center wavelength and resolution with simple changes in optics. The result is an instrument that can be easily used by researchers with little optics expertise. The key innovation allowing such a design is the stale, spectrally smooth, ultra-broadband light source that will be developed in Phase I. Successful completion of this project will result in a commercial, versatile, easily used FD-OCT instrument. The intended market is research laboratories in academia, industry and government. The envisioned instrument will be an enabling technology for researchers in a variety of fields, allowing them to obtain high quality OCT images with tunable spectral and resolution parameters matched to their research needs.

Principal Investigator:

Kristen A. Peterson
Dr
5059841322
peterson@swsciences.com

Business Contact:

Alan C. Stanton
5059841322
astamtpm@swsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Southwest Sciences Inc
1570 Pacheco Street E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Tufts University
20 Professors Row
Medford, MA 02155
Contact: Florenzo Omenetto
Contact Phone: (617) 627-4972
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university