Compact, Turnable Diode Laser for Water-Vapor Spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Amount:
$300,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
100-1
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:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Mike Anderson
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We will develop a compact external cavity stabilization system, which will employ independent electro-optic control over the optical path length of the cavity and a wavelength-selective element. The system should be able to cover a 30 nm range and give mode-hop-free tuning over 20 nm intervals. The design of the feedback system will be compatible with any commercially available laser diode from 630 nm to 2 ?m including emerging 400 nm lasers. The feedback element is entirely electro-optic, compact and robust. In Phase 2 we will combine a commercially available laser diode at 1400 nm with our external cavity to produce a compact laser for water vapor spectroscopy.

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