Compact, Turnable Diode Laser for Water-Vapor Spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$75,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
SB1341-02-W-1021
Agency Tracking Number:
7.12.05
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Vescent Photonics
P.O. Box 315, Lyons, CO, 80540
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
112697136
Principal Investigator:
Mike Anderson
President
(303) 823-9229
anderson@vesentphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Mike Anderson
President
() -
anderson@vesentphotonics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Stable tunable diode lasers suitable for industrial environments are cost prohibitive. Lower-cost systems suffer from unstable wavelength behavior and mode hopping requiring operation by highly-trained personnel. The development of low cost, compact and robust tunable diode lasers is required for the transition of diode-laser spectroscopy from the laboratory to the marketplace. We will develop a compact, external-cavity stabilization system which will employ independent control over the cavity optical path length and a wavelength-selective element. The system will quasi-continuously tune over the entire laser diode gain profile in 10 nm-20 nm continuous tuning intervals. The final package for a Phase 2 prototype could be the size of a deck of cards. In Phase 1 we will assemble a demonstration system on an optical breadboard. In Phase 2 a fully integrated device will be developed with a tuning range centered at 1380 nm for water-vapor spectroscopy.

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