Complete Characterization of Ultrafast X-Ray Pulses

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-11ER90120
Agency Tracking Number:
97101
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
12 d
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000413
Small Business Information
Mesa Photonics, Llc
1550 Pacheco St, Santa Fe, NM, 87505-3914
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
607619223
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Kane
Dr.
(505) 216-5015
djkane@mesaphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Daniel Kane
Dr.
(505) 216-5015
djkane@mesaphotonics.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
We are improving critical technologies needed for the development of laser-driven, tabletop ultrafast x-ray sources suitable for ultrafast characterization of transient structures of energized molecules undergoing dissociation, isomerization, or intramolecular energy redistribution. In this SBIR project, Mesa Photonics will develop an X-ray ultrafast laser pulse measurement instrument for complete characterization (intensity and phase) of femtosecond to picosecond X-ray sources. This technology is critical for the development, control, and efficiency of table-top ultrafast x-ray sources as well as free electron-based sources.Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Low cost, efficient, coherent x-ray sources will improve medical imaging and diagnosis. Improved imaging for Homeland Security will result in safer ports and airports. These systems can also be used for non-destructive testing, microanalysis, and microscopy

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