STTR Phase I: Spectrally Agile, Photonic Crystal Fiber-Based Optical Coherence Tomography

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0610600
Agency Tracking Number: 0610600
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: BT
Solicitation Number: NSF 05-605
Small Business Information
Southwest Sciences Inc
1570 Pacheco Street, E-11, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kristen Peterson
 Dr
 (505) 984-1322
 peterson@swsciences.com
Business Contact
 Alan Stanton
Phone: (505) 984-1322
Email: astamtpm@swsciences.com
Research Institution
 Tufts University
 Florenzo Omenetto
 20 Professors Row
Medford, MA, 02155
 (617) 627-4972
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will investigate an optical coherence tomography (OCT) instrument useful for a wide range of research and development needs in material science, biology, medicine and other fields. Users will be able to optimize the imaging parameters for their specific applications by selecting the center wavelength and resolution with simple changes in optics. The result is an instrument that can be easily used by researchers with little optics expertise. The key innovation allowing such a design is the stale, spectrally smooth, ultra-broadband light source that will be developed in Phase I. Successful completion of this project will result in a commercial, versatile, easily used FD-OCT instrument. The intended market is research laboratories in academia, industry and government. The envisioned instrument will be an enabling technology for researchers in a variety of fields, allowing them to obtain high quality OCT images with tunable spectral and resolution parameters matched to their research needs.

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