SBIR Phase I: Wide Tuning Range VCSEL

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
0912879
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
NSF 08-548
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
0912879
Solicitation Topic Code:
EL
Small Business Information
Mytek, LLC
15350 25th Ave N, Suite 110, Plymouth, MN, 55447
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
148034387
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Dummer
 DPhil
 (763) 746-8045
 mdummer@vixarinc.com
Business Contact
 Matthew Dummer
Title: DPhil
Phone: (763) 746-8045
Email: mdummer@vixarinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to develop a tunable, low power miniaturized laser which can be applied to a wide variety of sensing applications. The laser will use thermal tuning and is expected to provide a tuning range of >40nm with less than 2V, and a tuning power dissipation of less than 4mW. Homeland security, industrial safety, and indoor environmental monitoring are driving a demand for increased chemical and biological sensing. There is also increasing activity in the area of biomedical monitoring, allowing one to monitor a patient for vital signs and biomarkers in order to take action before the situation becomes a crisis. A widely tunable VCSEL would enable very compact solutions, allowing such sensors to be incorporated into a wearable device, or a portable sensor. This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).

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