Space-Qualified Ultrastable Laser Source

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,836.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNG06LA15C
Agency Tracking Number:
053384
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
S4.06
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
510 Herndon Pkwy, Herndon, VA, 20170-5225
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
107940207
Principal Investigator:
Ti Chuang
Principal Investigator
(703) 471-7671
tchuang@fibertek.com
Business Contact:
Ralph Burnham
Business Official
(703) 471-7671
rburnham@fibertek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose the development and space-qualification of a 1.06 micron ultrastable fiber laser source that fully satisfies the requirements of this SBIR opportunity (Laser Technologies for Gravitational Wave Detection). Our recommended approach builds on extensive experience developing and using single-frequency laser sources in the near infrared, both for aerospace and commercial applications. Our technical approach is based on emerging technology, spawned by the telecom industry that is only now reaching the maturity level where space qualification can be undertaken. NASA requires ultrastable laser sources for a variety of ongoing and planned missions including LISA and GRACE.

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