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Phase-stabilized 1-GHz Fiber-laser Frequency Combs at 2-5micron for Coherent…

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Department of Commerce
National Institute of Standards and Technology
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2009 / SBIR
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AdValue Photonics Inc
3708 E. Columbia Street Suite 405 Tucson, AZ 85714-1962
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Phase-stabilized 1-GHz Fiber-laser Frequency Combs at 2-5micron for Coherent Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $89,977.00


A GHz-rate phase-stabilized fiber-laser frequency comb system is proposed to be used as a light source for coherent Fourier transform spectroscopy. The system will be developed based on our proprietary glass/fiber technology, which features a low-cost, robust, highly stable, mid-infrared light source that enables the development of a robust portable c-FTIR spectrometer for absorption measurements of many important chemical/biological species. Both the pulse repetition rate and carrier-to-envelop offset frequency of the comb system are stabilized. High system stability is attributed to a sophisticated system design and a novel feedback design for the phase stabilization with an extremely high-bandwidth (>>50kHz). The Phase I program will achieve a proof-of-concept demonstration, and the Phase II program will result in two prototype units of such an octave-spanning frequency combs, that could be delivered to NIST at the end of program.

Principal Investigator:

Jihong Geng

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Advalue Photonics, Inc.
4585 S. Palo Verde Rd., Suite 405 Tucson, AZ 85714

Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No