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Advanced Wavelength Tuners for Chem-Bio Detection Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W311SR-14-C-0012
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5402
Amount: $749,865.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A11a-T024
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-03-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-02-28
Small Business Information
32614 Coastsite Dr # 205
Rancho Palos Verd, CA 90275-6909
United States
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HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Louis F Klaras
 Principal Investigator
 (310) 702-1572
Business Contact
 Louis F Klaras
Title: President
Phone: (310) 702-1572
Research Institution
 SRI International
 David S Stoker, PhD.
333 Ravenswood Avenue Mail stop: 306-17
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3453
United States

 (650) 859-2243
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

Several laser types are in development by the government for advanced proximal sensors, including the quantum cascade laser, the miniature solid state laser with optical parametric oscillator and the miniature CO2 gas laser. The enabling critical component for all these advanced transmitters is the compact, robust, rapid, precision wavelength selector. It is proposed to develop and deliver a state-of-the-art wavelength selector using novel techniques that will significantly improve presently available tuner performance by factors of 2 to 4. A proof-of-principle device will be delivered with overall dimensions on the order of 3" x 3" x 3" (27 in3) and it will have a development path to a deployable device with volume of only 19 in3. The Phase II program will realize for the government a demonstration of the critical component for miniature transmitters applicable to a number of new point and proximal sensors for military deployment and civilian applications. These sensor applications include surface contaminant detection, weapons of mass destruction detection, environmental monitoring, and process control.

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