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High Power WDM Based Upon Mode Coupling

Company: AdValue Photonics Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … fibers. BENEFIT: High power fiber laser systems are usually limited by the unavailability of highly-reliable fiber-optic devices with high power handling capacity (>100W). High power WDM is an enabling device for some core-pumped applications, such as high-power … more

Pulsed Green Laser for Time Resolved Raman Spectroscopy

Company: AdvR, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of developing a fully packaged, efficient, short pulse, high repetition rate frequency doubled micro-chip laser for use in NASA-JPL's Time Resolved Raman Spectrometer (TRRS) to analyze elemental and mineral… more

Nanofluidic Sequencing of Polypeptides

Company: AGILTRON, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Leveraging Agiltron"s development and production of portable Raman spectrometers, Agiltron will develop a new class of polypeptide sequencers. Our approach capitalizes on recent progress in Raman spectroscopy to push the sensor performance well beyond the current… more

Solid state deep UV laser for Raman detection of CB agents

Company: ARETE ASSOCIATES Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Raman spectroscopy is well suited for detecting trace surface contaminants that may indicate the presence of explosives, harmful chemical or biological agents, illicit drugs, or specific combinations of indicator chemicals used in processing nuclear materials. An example mobile… more

High-efficiency, Radiation-hardened GaN HEMT based L-band Space Power Amplifier

Company: CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: An important objective for the Air Force is to reduce the operational costs of GPS satellite systems via higher efficiency electronics, such as power amplifiers. In this project, CFDRC, in collaboration with Vanderbilt University/ISDE and a leading GaN device manufacturer, propose a… more

Radiation-Hardening of Best-In-Class SiGe Mixed-Signal and RF Electronics for Ultra-Wide Temperature Range

Company: CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Innovative, reliable, low-power, and low-noise electronics that can operate over a wide temperature range and high radiation are critical for future NASA missions. This project will design, develop, and demonstrate novel Radiation Hardened By Design (RHBD) analog/mixed-signal and RF integrated… more

Wide-Field, Deep UV Raman Hyperspectral Imager

Company: ChemImage Sensor Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS), teaming with the University of South Carolina, proposes a revolutionary wide-field Raman hyperspectral imaging system capable of meeting the stated needs. The proposed innovation couples a spatial heterodyne spectrometer (SHS), a novel slit-less… more

A Pulsed Nonlinear Raman Detection of Trace Organics with SERS Enhanced Sensitivity

Company: Crystal Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …instruments require complex sample handling and can process only a limited number of samples. It is critical to develop an effective instrument with extended and enhanced capabilities to enable future planetary multiple-mission needs. We propose to develop a new nonlinear Raman… more

Rapid Detection of Endemic Fungal Infections in the U.S.

Company: NANOSHELL COMPANY, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … fungal infections (coccidioidomycosis, blastomycosis,histoplasmosis) in the US, detecting trace fungal infections in blood is essential. In this project a library of lectin-activated SERS reporter nanoparticles will be produced and tested in SERS (Surface Enhanced Raman… more

RIDES: Raman Icing Detection System

Company: Michigan Aerospace Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …ated) Pitot tube. Michigan Aerospace Corporation (MAC) proposes to continue the development of an integrated LIDAR instrument capable of identifying icing conditions while also allowing for air data sensing as well as other hazard detection capabilities. The resulting Raman… more

Saliva Analyzer for Diagnosing SRD Patient Drug Use

Company: REAL-TIME ANALYZERS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall aim of this SBIR program is to develop a surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) based device for point-of-care analysis of drugs in patient saliva. This device will allow immediate assessment of both prescription and illicit… more

Small Footprint LIDAR for Continuous Monitoring of Atmospheric State Variables

Company: Physical Sciences Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … propagation of not only radar but other RF systems. Improving the capability for monitoring the atmosphere will increase the effectiveness of Navy systems. Physical Sciences Inc., in collaboration with its subsidiary Q-Peak Inc., proposes to develop an advanced, compact Raman… more

High Spatial Resolution Ultrafast Sum-Frequency Generation Microscope

Company: Physics, Materials, and Applied Mathematics Research, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Vibrationally resonant sum-frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopy is a second order nonlinear optical technique that features high chemical selectivity and a set of selection rules that makes it an ideal complement to coherent Raman scattering (CRS) as an imaging tool. Attempts… more

Low Loss, High Average Power PM WDMs for Raman Fiber Lasers

Company: Polaronyx, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … amplifier/laser can be applied to ophthalmology, refractive surgery, photocoagulation, general surgery, therapeutic, imaging, and cosmetic applications. Biomedical instruments include those involved in cells or proteins, cytometry, and DNA sequencing; laser Raman… more

Novel Extended-Zone High Power WDM Couplers

Company: Q-PEAK INCORPORATED Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …iber components. A range of fiber sizes and device specifications will be developed and commercially offered by Q-Peak. The component that we propose to develop in this Phase I program fulfills an important need as an enabling technology specifically for high-power fiber Raman… more

A Miniaturized SERS Based Sensor Technology for detecting toxic contaminants in oxygen from aircraft On-Board Oxygen Generating Systems (OBOGS)

Company: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … a visual alarm indicator, and an electronic output signal that can interface with an aircraft's caution and warning system. The objective of the proposed work is to develop such a sensing module, based on the combination of a miniaturized surface enhanced Raman… more

Integrated Micro-Inertial Sensors For GPS Denied Navigation Using Fast-Light Enhanced Ring Laser Gyroscopes and Accelerometers

Company: DIGITAL OPTICS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … need, the SRLG can be very small. DOT has also developed the architecture for a superluminal ring laser accelerometer (SRLA), which can achieve a sensitivity of 10 pico-g/root-Hz. Under Phase II, we will employ a shared-cavity dual laser design, employing DPAL gain and … more

Broadband Fiber Raman Power-Amplifier for Narrow Linewidth Tunable Seed Lasers Used in Spectroscopic Sensing

Company: TIPD, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose an energy and space efficient high power continuous wave (cw) narrow linewidth broadband fiber Raman amplifier (FRA) with spectrally tunable multi-Watt-level average power output in the near and shortwave infrared (1080?2000 nm) that can be used in remote sensing… more

Ultrastable and Compact Deep UV Laser Source for Raman Spectroscopy

Company: TIPD, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Deep-ultraviolet (UV) Raman spectroscopy is a powerful method to collect chemically specific information about complex samples because deep-UV (??<250 nm) excitation shows an over 200-fold greater efficiency compared to commonly used 785 nm excitation and has the ability to… more

Development of a Fiber Optically Coupled Raman Video Probe for the Non-Destructive Inspection of Concrete in Light Water Reactors

Company: EIC LABORATORIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … time. Technologies that can assess the integrity of LWR structures and provide means to mitigate the degradation of reactor structures will help prolong reactor life and diminish the risks of structural failure. A portable, nondestructive assessment (NDA) Raman spectroscopy… more

Field-ready and rapid trace-level detection and speciation of arsenic in water

Company: ONDAVIA, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … requires adequate monitoring equipment that is not only fast, but also combines the sensitivity and performance of laboratory-grade equipment with the ease-of-use and mobility of test kits.OndaVia has developed an analytical platform using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy… more

SBIR Phase II: A Miniaturized Raman Optical System for Trending Glucose Levels

Company: eLutions Integrated Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project shall prototype a wearable Raman optical system to monitor trending blood glucose levels noninvasively, continuously, and in real-time. A solution that is unobtrusive, long-running, and provides absolute glucose… more

Fiber Scanning Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) Endoscope

Company: INVENIO IMAGING INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … in the operative cavity in 76% of cases, by post-operative MRI. In most cases, tumor recurrence occurs near the resection cavity. An in vivo technique for real-time imaging of the resection margins at the time of surgery would be highly desirable. Stimulated Raman Scattering… more

TOPIC 331: Biopsy Guidance with Coherent Raman Spectroscopy

Company: INVENIO IMAGING INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Not Available

SBIR Phase I: Atomic Force Microscope Active Optical Probe for Single Molecular Imaging and Optical Spectroscopy

Company: ACTOPROBE LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … AFM probes and will simultaneously provide specimen information about optical properties at the nanoscale. This represents a cost-effective alternative to expensive NSOM tools, and to hybrids of AFMs with specialized far-field optical methods such as confocal, Raman,… more