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Structured nonlinear optical materials for LIDAR-based remote sensing

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CC59C
Agency Tracking Number: 090061
Amount: $599,988.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T4.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-07-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-06-30
Small Business Information
Bozeman, MT 59715-6504
United States
DUNS: 062674630
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Philip Battle
 Principal Investigator
 (406) 522-0388
Business Contact
 Betsy Heckel
Title: Business Official
Phone: (406) 522-0388
Research Institution
 Stanford University
 Gary Podesta
Office of Sponsored Research, 340 Panama St. MC 4100
Stanford, CA 94305-4100
United States

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 Nonprofit college or university

This NASA Phase II STTR effort will develop domain-engineered magnesium oxide doped lithium niobate (MgO:LN) for LIDAR-based remote sensing and communication applications. Use of bulk and waveguide-based domain engineered MgO:LN will allow the manufacture of highly efficient and compact, wavelength conversion modules for second-harmonic generation (SHG), sum-frequency generation (SFG), and parametric down conversion (PDC). In addition, these devices can be configured for broadband and high-gain optical parametric amplification (OPA) in the near-IR spectral region providing a path to the development of compact, single wavelength, spectroscopically useful laser sources as well as programmable optical comb (multi-wavelength) sources.

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