Abstract:Boston Applied Technologies, Inc (BATi), together with Kent State University (KSU), proposes to develop a high sensitivity infrared (IR) imaging sensor without cooling, which covers a broad band from near infrared (NIR) to mid-infrared (mid-IR). It is based on a specific… more
Abstract:…. Our method retains the advantages of near- infrared diode lasers while pushing detection sensitivity 2 orders of magnitude closer to the theoretical limit. Project success means that low weight, low power near-infrared systems can compete on sensitivity with mid-infrared… more
Abstract:Infrared countermeasure and standoff chemical detection applications require a light source with high power output, good beam quality, and a wide tuning range. There are a limited number of viable mid-infrared (3-5 micron wavelength) solutions that can provide these features in… more
Abstract:Surface emitting semiconductor lasers eliminate the necessity for facet cleaving and allow for wafer scale testing, which increase the manufacturing yield and reduces the cost. However, in the mid-infrared, surface emitting semiconductor lasers are significantly underdeveloped… more
Abstract:High energy and high power mid infrared laser is a critical component for next generation X-ray sources. However, current technologies are limited to efficiency, size and price. Breakthrough technologies are needed. PolarOnyx is to develop a 10 mJ 3 micron… more
Abstract:… in short-pulse duration, phase stabilization, and coherence. Current laser systems suffer from complexity due to the use of multiple nonlinear stages to achieve the desired wavelength and have issues with power scaling. Q-Peak proposes to develop a novel, mid-infrared 50-fs… more
Abstract:The team consisting of Eos Photonics Inc. and MIT Lincoln Laboratories will develop a MWIR laser source based on a high power, continuous wave (CW) Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) array. The output from the array elements will be beam combined monolithically using a unique spectral beam combining… more
Abstract:The broadly tunable laser source developed during this program is a ground-breaking solution that requires a single quantum cascade laser device monolithically integrated with a power amplifier to cover the entire wavelength range from 4.18 to 5.11 microns with an output power greater than 500 mW. … more
Abstract:High energy and high power mid infrared laser is a critical component for next generation X-ray sources. However, current technologies are limited to efficiency, size, and price. Breakthrough technologies are needed. PolarOnyx is to develop a 10 mJ… more
Abstract:… of isotopologues of CO2 and CH4 to be usable for UAV airborne surveys with high precision and speed for studies of Arctic climate change and the terrestrial carbon cycle. The instrumentation will take advantage of the latest advances in continuous wave mid-infrared lasers,… more
Abstract:… from industrial sources. Measurement of tracer gases, such as ethane and nitrous oxide along with methane, can be used to quantify emissions during natural gas drilling and production operations. The instrument is based on quantitative spectroscopy with a pair of mid-infrared… more
Abstract:The proposed application for phase II deals with the prototyping and demonstration of a blackbody laser source of high brightness capable of simulating targets of varying temperature. This will enable a flexible and powerful missile plume simulator that can be used in airborne laser systems for… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to develop a prototype for a commercial two-dimensional infrared (2D IR) spectrometer and its associated mid-infrared laser system. One of the most exciting developments in the field of ultrafast spectroscopy in… more
Abstract:… processes. We propose to develop a highly compact field instrument for high precision fast response measurement of all four major greenhouse gases: CO2, CH4, N2O and H2O. The instrument will be based on quantitative laser spectroscopy with a pair of mid-infrared lasers. … more
Abstract:Agiltron proposes to develop an extremely compact and high sensitivity uncooled near- and mid-infrared (NMIR) spectrometer engine for planetary compositional analysis and mapping. In this program, we will produce lead salt-based IR detector materials with single crystalline-like… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Leveraging Agiltron"s organic thin film transistor (OTFT) array design and printing technology and industrial leading developments and productions uncooled mid-infrared (mid-IR) detectors and detector arrays, we propose to develop a new class of high… more
Abstract:… science. During Phase I, the WINS project developed and demonstrated a broad range of technologies to overcome previous technology barriers and enable wideband, high resolution infrared spectroscopy at the nanoscale, specifically: (1) a new widely tunable mid-infrared… more
Abstract:…ub-awardee identified in the supplemental request is Princeton University. This proposal/request meets the requirements of the solicitation NSF 10-023. This collaboration program offers an excellent opportunity to test AppliFlex's process in this unique mid-infrared… more
Abstract:… infrared (FTIR) spectrometers and cooled detectors have a high cost and slow image acquisition speed that limits their usefulness in standard medical clinic settings. New QCL technology makes compact, broadly tunable laser light sources a reality for the mid-infrared region… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Daylight Solutions proposes to develop volume Bragg gratings for the spectral beam combining of lasers in the mid infrared. High performance volume gratings exist for the visible and near infrared regions of the optical spectrum and are most… more
Abstract:Chalcogenide glass fibers are extensively used for delivery of mid-infrared (2 to 5 micron) laser wavelengths. They are needed for development of next-generation directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) systems. These new systems will have a reduction of both weight and size… more
Abstract:Compact high power (>100 W) mid-infrared (2-5 microns) lasers are highly desired for military applications, such as infrared counter measures (IRCM). Semiconductor lasers, such as quantum cascade lasers (QCLs), are efficient compact sources that operate in the desired… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Infrared cameras for thermal imaging applications can operate between 2-14 microns. These cameras produce a thermal image using two-dimensional arrays of infrared detectors (such as ferroelectric detectors or microbolometers). Some critical military applications (such as spatial… more
Abstract:In this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to employ its patented mid-infrared Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (Off-Axis ICOS) technique to develop a compact OCS, CO2, and CO analyzer. This sensor will provide… more
Abstract:In this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to employ mid-infrared Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (Off-Axis ICOS) to develop a compact, rugged analyzer to quantify low concentrations of 12CH4 (methane), 13CH4… more
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