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High Spatial Resolution Coherent Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Award Information

Department of Energy
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
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Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
13 a
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Small Business Information
Mesa Photonics, LLC
1550 Pacheco St Santa Fe, NM 87505-3914
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: High Spatial Resolution Coherent Ultrafast Spectroscopy
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-12ER86511
Award Amount: $150,000.00


Chemical sensitive imaging of heterogeneous materials and biological cells requires a sensitive, high spatial resolution microscopy method based on vibrational resonances that is capable of performing in situ spectroscopy with both frequency and time resolution. In this SBIR/STTR, we will develop a novel self-referencing stimulated Raman microscopy technique to provide the full retrieval of the vibrational response function in the time- and frequency-domain with phase and amplitude information in a single shot. This new microscopy technique will improve sensitivity over existing stimulated Raman microscopy techniques, allow systematic background removal without requiring reference spectra, provide precision in spectral and temporal resolution, and have chemical sensitivity with simultaneous 100s nm spatial and fs temporal resolution. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Our improved stimulated Raman microscopy instrument will significantly transform the microscopy market with cell biology, biomedical, energy materials, and environmental science applications. Improvements will have applications in medicine, Homeland Security, and nano- and meta-materials.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel Kane

Business Contact:

Daniel J. Kane
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mesa Photonics, Llc
1550 Pacheco St Santa Fe, NM 87505-3914

EIN/Tax ID: 431999584
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Research Institution Information:
Colorado State University
200 West Lake Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521-4593