Widely-Tunable Distributed-feedback Mid-Infrared Laser for Standoff Chemical Detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-11-C-0064
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-075-0750
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-075
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco St., Suite E-11, Santa Fe, NM, 87505-3993
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153579891
Principal Investigator
 Alan Stanton
 President
 (505) 984-1322
 astanton@swsciences.com
Business Contact
 Alan Stanton
Title: President
Phone: (505) 984-1322
Email: astanton@swsciences.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The development of laser standoff detection systems for toxic gases is proposed. The systems will use new broadly tunable distributed feedback (DFB) lasers operating in the mid-infrared spectral region. The laser technology has already demonstrated a capability for significant wavelength tuning. The Phase I effort will focus on modeling the laser performance with the objective of extending the laser tuning range. A design will be developed for DFB lasers to be fabricated in Phase II. A standoff detection DIAL system will also be designed in Phase I to be used in a Phase II technology demonstration, targeting the remote measurement of selected toxic gases.

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