Miniature Gas Sampling Cell for Long Pathlength Diode Laser Spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG03-02ER83532
Award Id:
57118
Agency Tracking Number:
70656S02-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1024 S. Innovation Way, Stillwater, OK, 74074
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Brian Strecker
(405) 372-9535
bstrecker@namadics.com
Business Contact:
Jim Luby
70656
(405) 372-9535
jluby@nomadics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
70656 Trace gas measurement systems, needed for atmospheric sampling, are too bulky and delicate to take to the field, where measurements of trace gases would prove to be of great value. This project will fabricate a novel sampling cell arrangement that incorporates a robust optical microresonator. In the sampling cell, a novel fiber-coupled probe will be implemented as a silica microsphere. In Phase I, a prototype microresonator and a gas handling system, calibrated to the prototype at atmospheric pressure, will be constructed. To prove the concept, the effectiveness of the system will be demonstrated using samples of ammonia and nitric acid. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: A highly sensitive trace gas measurement system that is less complex, smaller, lighter, and more rugged than existing systems would allow for deployment to the field for on-site measurements. Also, the system could be installed in industrial process lines or facilities for leak detection and monitoring.

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