Terahertz Source and Spectrometer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-6821
Agency Tracking Number: F073-012-1134
Amount: $99,758.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF073-012
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
4585 S. Palo Verde, Suite 405, Tucson, AZ, 85714
DUNS: 800757598
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shibin Jiang
 (520) 790-5468
Business Contact
 Shibin Jiang
Title: President
Phone: (520) 790-5468
Email: sjiang@advaluetech.com
Research Institution
We propose to develop a fiber-based, high power, narrow linewidth, and tunable THz source to implement a novel THz spectroscopy system by leveraging our proprietary fiber laser technology. This proposed high power fiber-based THz source will be generated by using a nonlinear crystal based on difference-frequency generation (DFG) pumped by high power pulsed fiber lasers in MOPA with high repetition rate (quasi-CW), which will reach a high power of ~ 1 W, a widely tuning range of 0.1-7 THz, and a narrow linewidth of 50-100 MHz. This proposal will use an external power cavity to enhance the conversion efficiency of parametric THz generation. The spectral resolution for the proposed THz spectrometer can be better than 200 MHz due to narrow linewidth, frequency accuracy, fine wavelength tuning step, and low phase noise for the proposed fiber-based THz source.

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