Fast, Narrow Linewidth Near Infrared (NIR) / Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Scanner

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,973.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N10PC20057
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB3-0209
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB093-012
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
RAM Photonics
13689 Winstanley Way, San Diego, CA, 92130
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
831819979
Principal Investigator:
Igor Djokovic
Research Engineer
(732) 213-3872
igor.djokovic@ramphotonics.com
Business Contact:
John Marciante
Managing Member
(585) 748-2900
john.marciante@ramphotonics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Rapid tuning of narrowband sources is inherently limited by the number of roundtrips required in the high-Q cavity, which is required for generation of a narrow lasing linewidth. We propose to break the cavity tuning/linewidth barrier presented by conventional reconfiguration of the physical cavity itself. In our proposed configuration, the linewidth, scanning speed, and tuning range are decoupled in a practical and realizable design using technology block similar to those that have been previously demonstrated. In this program, we will perform in-depth computational modeling, based on proven theoretical frameworks, that will be quantitatively validated and benchmarked by experiments in a state-of-the-art research facility. Successful completion of this program will result in calculation of the ultimate performance limitations of the proposed design, derivation of the engineering rules governing practical NIR/SWIR operation, and a baseline design for a Phase II program.

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