STTR Phase I: High Power Optic Source Enabling Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$99,992.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0339878
Agency Tracking Number:
0339878
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
510 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA, 20170
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 William Torruellas
 PI
 (703) 471-7671
 wtorruellas@fibertek.com
Business Contact
 William Torruellas
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Email: rburnham@fibertek.com
Research Institution
 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
 Roger Stolen
 460 Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA, 24060
 (540) 231-2192
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project investigates efficient stimulated Raman amplification in the 1620-1750 nm near infrared spectral region. This spectral range overlaps with the first overtone of the strongest vibration resonances. In addition, no efficient high brightness directs emission sources exist in this spectral region resulting in either low power or complex laser systems covering this important spectroscopic region. In this project, high power tunable laser sources will be developed for the remote detection and spectroscopic characterization of organic compounds. The direct outgrowth of this program should enhance the ability to offer to commercial and government customers a qualified optical sensor array detecting the presence of hydrocarbons. This sensor array could be useful in particular to the Petroleum and Gas industry in their refineries and distribution networks. Oil Companies spend over $100M a year in detecting and preventing gas leaks in their facilities.

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