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Long Wave Mid-Infrared Source for Trace Gas Sensing

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77655
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053858
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: 2006
Title: Long Wave Mid-Infrared Source for Trace Gas Sensing
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC06CB02C
Award Amount: $69,995.00
 

Abstract:

Tunable laser spectrometers are used by NASA for investigations of planetary atmospheric constituent gases. The availability of widely tunable long-wavelength (3 to 12?Ym) lasers operating at room temperature would allow such spectrometers to a wider range of gas species detection sensitivity increased by orders-of-magnitude relative to near-infrared lasers currently used in these applications. Aculight proposes to demonstrate a novel mid-infrared laser technology capable of room temperature operation at any wavelength between 2 and 17?Ym. We will demonstrate, for the first time, continuous wave optical parametric oscillation in the new nonlinear material, orientation-patterned Gallium Arsenide (OP-GaAs) and show that it can be pumped by low cost, compact fiber-based sources developed for the telecommunications industry.

Principal Investigator:

Angus Henderson
Principal Investigator
4254821100
angus.henderson@aculight.com

Business Contact:

Dennis D. Lowenthal
VP of Research & Development
4254821100
dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aculight Corporation
11805 North Creek Parkway S., Suite 113 Bothell, WA 98011

EIN/Tax ID: 911581683
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No