Fast, Narrow Linewidth Near Infrared (NIR) / Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Scanner

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,875.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HR0011-11-9-0004
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB3-0209
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB093-012
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
4901 Morena Blvd. Suite 128, San Diego, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
831819979
Principal Investigator:
John Marciante
Managing Member
(585) 748-2900
john.marciante@ramphotonics.com
Business Contact:
John Marciante
Managing Member
(585) 748-2900
john.marciante@ramphotonics.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Rapid tuning of narrowband sources is inherently limited by the number of roundtrips required in the high-Q cavity, which is required for generation of a narrow lasing linewidth. We propose to break the cavity tuning/linewidth barrier presented by conventional reconfiguration of the physical cavity itself. In our proposed configuration, the linewidth, scanning speed, and tuning range are decoupled in a practical and realizable design using technology block similar to those that have been previously demonstrated. In the Phase II effort, we will develop the preliminary design from Phase I into an operational prototype of a new tunable source class. The primary technical objective of Phase II is the design and construction of an operational device capable of qualitatively faster scan speeds and wider spectral range than any other known technology. The secondary objective of Phase II is the demonstration of the utility of this new device in applications that are presently out of reach of present technology.

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