Cavity-Enhanced Diagnostic Instrumentation for EOIL Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9451-06-M-0137
Award Id:
78921
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-010-3977
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
67 East Evelyn Ave., Suite 3, Mountain View, CA, 94041
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
928805761
Principal Investigator:
Manish Gupta
VP Optical Technologies
(650) 965-7772
m.gupta@lgrinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony O'Keefe
President
(650) 965-7772
a.okeefe@lgrinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this SBIR Phase I research effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to develop an ultrasensitive diagnostic for EOIL applications. The instrument, which will be based on LGR's proprietary Off-Axis cavity-enhanced technology, will be capable of providing highly accurate, in situ quantification of oxygen (X, a, b), O atoms, ozone, and NO using a variety of near-infrared and visible absorption transitions. In Phase I, sensitive cavity-enhanced measurements will be combined with spectroscopic theory to evaluate the technical feasibility of exploiting quadrupole transitions for oxygen monitoring, visible transitions for O atom quantification, Off-Axis Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy for ozone measurements, and near-infrared transitions for nitric oxide determinations. The prospect of employing near-UV, solid state diode lasers will also be investigated, with final Phase I work focusing on selecting an optimal measurement strategy and designing a Phase II prototype.

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