NARROWBAND TUNABLE SPECTRAL FILTERS

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$48,994.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
17003
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aurora Assoc
3350 Scott Blvd Bldg 33, Santa Clara, CA, 95054
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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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