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Compact, Turnable Diode Laser for Water-Vapor Spectroscopy

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57195
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7.12.05
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vescent Photonics
4865 E. 41st Ave Denver, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Compact, Turnable Diode Laser for Water-Vapor Spectroscopy
Agency: DOC
Contract: SB1341-02-W-1021
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

Stable tunable diode lasers suitable for industrial environments are cost prohibitive. Lower-cost systems suffer from unstable wavelength behavior and mode hopping requiring operation by highly-trained personnel. The development of low cost, compact and robust tunable diode lasers is required for the transition of diode-laser spectroscopy from the laboratory to the marketplace. We will develop a compact, external-cavity stabilization system which will employ independent control over the cavity optical path length and a wavelength-selective element. The system will quasi-continuously tune over the entire laser diode gain profile in 10 nm-20 nm continuous tuning intervals. The final package for a Phase 2 prototype could be the size of a deck of cards. In Phase 1 we will assemble a demonstration system on an optical breadboard. In Phase 2 a fully integrated device will be developed with a tuning range centered at 1380 nm for water-vapor spectroscopy.

Principal Investigator:

Mike Anderson
President
3038239229
anderson@vesentphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Mike Anderson
President
anderson@vesentphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vescent Photonics
P.O. Box 315 Lyons, CO 80540

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