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Low Cost Stabilized Laser Diode System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
037-73-2012
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ceebco, LLC
1721 Sterling Rd. Charlotte, NC 28209
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Low Cost Stabilized Laser Diode System
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: SB1341-12-SE-0590
Award Amount: $89,985.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase 1 SBIR project aims to develop a frequency stabilized laser diode system suitable for application in optical metrology and in displacement measurement. The compact design of the semiconductor laser lends itself to many applications where a coherent light source is required, but space is at a premium. Some fields, such as precision optical metrology require a coherent light source whose frequency is stable to one part per million. The frequency of the laser diode is not inherently stable. A laser diode system which combines its compact size with a frequency stabilized output is a desirable product. We propose a feasibility study to investigate the use of two interferometers with different path imbalances to stabilize the output frequency of a laser diode to within one part per million By simultaneous use of two interferometers it is also possible to ensure that the frequency to which the laser is stabilized is unique, thus guaranteeing repeatability if the system is switched off and back on again.

Principal Investigator:

Mahsa Farsad
(704) 352-1086
mahsa@ceebco.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ceebco, LLC
1721 Sterling Rd. Charlotte, NC 28209-

EIN/Tax ID: 134369012
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No