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Light Source for Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
37788
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
37788
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aculight Corporation
22121 20th Avenue SE Bothell, WA 98021-4408
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Light Source for Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer
Agency: DOC
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

Cavity Ring-Down (CRD) spectroscopy is developing into a precise tool for measuring gaseous contaminants in ultrahigh vacuum and other environments. Optimum sensitivity is obtained by driving the CRD spectrometer in the mid-IR part of the spectrum with about 100 mWatts of average power at 5 kHz and with pulse lengths of 10-50 nsec. Bandwidths of 100 MHz are required. There are no commercial lasers available with these properties in a small, easy-to-use instrument Aculight proposes to use periodically poled LiNbO3 (PPLN) as the non- linear converter. A new "tandem" PPLN wavelength converter will demonstrate the narrow band wavelengths necessary for detecting H2O and O2 in Phase 1 without the need to mechanically move the nonlinear crystal or exchange the optical cavity mirror set. A single frequency device will be delivered to NIST in a Phase 2 program.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Charles Hamilton
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Business Contact:


2064519558
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aculight Corp
40 Lake Bellevue, Suite 100 Bellevue, WA 98005

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