High Spatial Resolution Coherent Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-12ER86511
Agency Tracking Number:
98846
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
13 a
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000577
Small Business Information
Mesa Photonics, Llc
1550 Pacheco St, Santa Fe, NM, 87505-3914
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Minority Owned:
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:
Colorado State University

200 West Lake Street
Fort Collins, CO, 80521-4593
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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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