High Spatial Resolution Coherent Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Amount:
$150,000.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
DE-FG02-12ER86511
Solitcitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000577
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2012
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
98846
Solicitation Topic Code:
13 a
Small Business Information
Mesa Photonics, Llc
1550 Pacheco St, Santa Fe, NM, 87505-3914
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
607619223
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Kane
 Dr.
 (505) 216-5015
 djkane@mesaphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Daniel Kane
Title: Dr.
Phone: (505) 216-5015
Email: djkane@mesaphotonics.com
Research Institution
 Colorado State University
 200 West Lake Street
Fort Collins, CO, 80521-4593
 () -
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Chemical sensitive imaging of heterogeneous materials and biological cells requires a sensitive, high spatial resolution microscopy method based on vibrational resonances that is capable of performing in situ spectroscopy with both frequency and time resolution. In this SBIR/STTR, we will develop a novel self-referencing stimulated Raman microscopy technique to provide the full retrieval of the vibrational response function in the time- and frequency-domain with phase and amplitude information in a single shot. This new microscopy technique will improve sensitivity over existing stimulated Raman microscopy techniques, allow systematic background removal without requiring reference spectra, provide precision in spectral and temporal resolution, and have chemical sensitivity with simultaneous 100s nm spatial and fs temporal resolution. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Our improved stimulated Raman microscopy instrument will significantly transform the microscopy market with cell biology, biomedical, energy materials, and environmental science applications. Improvements will have applications in medicine, Homeland Security, and nano- and meta-materials.

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