Widely-Tunable Distributed-feedback Mid-Infrared Laser for Standoff Chemical Detection
The development of laser standoff detection systems for toxic gases is proposed. The systems will use new broadly tunable distributed feedback (DFB) lasers operating in the mid-infrared spectral region. The laser technology has already demonstrated a capability for significant wavelength tuning. The Phase I effort will focus on modeling the laser performance with the objective of extending the laser tuning range. A design will be developed for DFB lasers to be fabricated in Phase II. A standoff detection DIAL system will also be designed in Phase I to be used in a Phase II technology demonstration, targeting the remote measurement of selected toxic gases.
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