Integrated Planar Lightwave Circuits for UV Generation and Phase Modulation

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,979.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX10CE96P
Agency Tracking Number:
094471
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ADVR, Inc.
2310 University Way, Building 1, Bozeman, MT, 59715-6504
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
062674630
Principal Investigator:
Shirley McNeil
Principal Investigator
(406) 522-0388
mcneil@advr-inc.com
Business Contact:
Betsy Heckel
Business Official
(406) 522-0388
heckel@advr-inc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I effort proposes to establish the feasibility of developing a UV Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC); a compact, highly efficient, waveguide-based frequency conversion module for the generation of phase modulated UV radiation for use in multi-wavelength lidar applications such as NASA LaRC's HSRL program. The proposed module will provide phase modulated 355 nm radiation for calibration and stabilization of HSRL's UV interferometric filter, a component required for the accurate measurement of critical aerosol microphysical properties. The goal of the Phase II effort will be the optimization and integration of a compact, monolithic, fiber coupled UV PLC into the next generation HSLR seed laser system. The PLC concept advances NASA's state-of-the-art lidar systems due to its compact, efficient, and reliable design, thus enabling use on small aircraft and space based platforms.

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