Ultrashort-Pulse CO2 Laser for Remote Sensing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W91CRB-11-C-0088
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0068
Amount: $1,422,693.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: SB082-003
Solitcitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
STI Optronics
2755 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA, -
Duns: 055499800
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Wayne Kimura
 Vice President of R&D
 (425) 827-0460
Business Contact
 William Thayer,
Title: President
Phone: (425) 827-0460
Email: bthayer@stioptronics.com
Research Institution
An innovative prototype tunable CO2 laser system with subnanosecond pulse duration and high peak power will be built and delivered for experiments on double-resonance remote sensing of gaseous chemical agents being conducted at the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC). Such a laser is critical for these experiments. The double-resonance technique offers a new and improved method for unambiguously identifying gaseous molecules with higher signal-to-noise ratio than other methods.

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