Continuously Tunable External Cavity Diode Laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
18155
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sparta, Inc.
23041 Avenida De La Carlota,, Suite 400, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Steven Lis
 (617) 863-1060
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Sparta, Inc. will develop a low cost continuously tunable all solid state external cavity diode laser. The continuous tuning over a wide range of wavelengths is permitted by the introduction of an etalon to cancel the residual cavity modes of the laser diode. This effort will verify the proof-of-concept and establish design requirements for a fully operational unit in Phase II. Applications include: coherent detection, optical communications, and spectrally diverse optical computing. Such a device would dramatically enhance communication capacity of optical fibers. In optical computing, this device would expand the capacity of frequency selective optical mass storage technologies by several orders of magnitude.

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