NARROWBAND TUNABLE SPECTRAL FILTERS

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17003
Amount: $48,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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3350 Scott Blvd Bldg 33, Santa Clara, CA, 95054
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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Abstract
A NARROW-BAND SPECTRAL FILTER IS A CRITICAL ELEMENT IN HIGH-RESOLUTION LIDARS FOR ATOMSPERIC STUDIES. ACCOUTO-OPTIC TUNABLE FILTERS (AOTF) OFFER THE ADVANTAGES OF LARGE OPTICAL THROUGHPUT, RAPID TUNING OVER WIDE SPECTRALRANGE, AND INHERENT MODULATION CAPABILITY, AND ARE THEREFOREWELL SUITED TO THE LIDAR APPLICATIONS. THE BASIC DEFICIENCYOF PRESENT AOTF TECHNOLOGY IS THE LIMITED SPECTRAL RESOLUTION ACHIEVABLE, INNOVATIVE APPROACHES FOR RESOLUTION ENHANCEMENT WILL BE EXAMINED IN THE PHASE I EFFORT OF THIS PROJECT, WHICH INCLUDES A THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE NEW APPROACHES AND FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATION EXPERIMENTS FOR THE SELECTED OPTIMUM APPROACH. A NARROW-BAND SPECTRAL FILTER IS A CRITICAL ELEMENT IN HIGH-RESOLUTION LIDARS FOR ATOMSPERIC STUDIES. ACCOUTO-OPTIC TUNABLE FILTERS (AOTF) OFFER THE ADVANTAGES OF LARGE OPTICAL THROUGHPUT, RAPID TUNING OVER WIDE SPECTRALRANGE, AND INHERENT MODULATION CAPABILITY, AND ARE THEREFOREWELL SUITED TO THE LIDAR APPLICATIONS. THE BASIC DEFICIENCYOF PRESENT AOTF TECHNOLOGY IS THE LIMITED SPECTRAL RESOLUTION ACHIEVABLE, INNOVATIVE APPROACHES FOR RESOLUTION ENHANCEMENT WILL BE EXAMINED IN THE PHASE I EFFORT OF THIS PROJECT, WHICH INCLUDES A THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE NEW APPROACHES AND FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATION EXPERIMENTS FOR THE SELECTED OPTIMUM APPROACH.

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