Structured nonlinear optical materials for LIDAR-based remote sensing

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,988.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX11CC59C
Agency Tracking Number:
090061
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
T4.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ADVR, Inc.
MT, Bozeman, MT, 59715-6504
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
062674630
Principal Investigator:
Philip Battle
Principal Investigator
(406) 522-0388
battle@advr-inc.com
Business Contact:
Betsy Heckel
Business Official
(406) 522-0388
heckel@advr-inc.com
Research Institution:
Stanford University
Gary Podesta
Office of Sponsored Research, 340 Panama St. MC 4100
Stanford, CA, 94305-4100
() -
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This NASA Phase II STTR effort will develop domain-engineered magnesium oxide doped lithium niobate (MgO:LN) for LIDAR-based remote sensing and communication applications. Use of bulk and waveguide-based domain engineered MgO:LN will allow the manufacture of highly efficient and compact, wavelength conversion modules for second-harmonic generation (SHG), sum-frequency generation (SFG), and parametric down conversion (PDC). In addition, these devices can be configured for broadband and high-gain optical parametric amplification (OPA) in the near-IR spectral region providing a path to the development of compact, single wavelength, spectroscopically useful laser sources as well as programmable optical comb (multi-wavelength) sources.

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