Phase-stabilized 1-GHz Fiber-laser Frequency Combs at 2-5micron for Coherent Fourier Transform Spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Amount:
$89,977.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
09-312-42
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advalue Photonics, Inc.
4585 S. Palo Verde Rd., Suite 405, Tucson, AZ, 85714
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Jihong Geng
 (520) 790-5468
 jgeng@advaluephotonics.com
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A GHz-rate phase-stabilized fiber-laser frequency comb system is proposed to be used as a light source for coherent Fourier transform spectroscopy. The system will be developed based on our proprietary glass/fiber technology, which features a low-cost, robust, highly stable, mid-infrared light source that enables the development of a robust portable c-FTIR spectrometer for absorption measurements of many important chemical/biological species. Both the pulse repetition rate and carrier-to-envelop offset frequency of the comb system are stabilized. High system stability is attributed to a sophisticated system design and a novel feedback design for the phase stabilization with an extremely high-bandwidth (>>50kHz). The Phase I program will achieve a proof-of-concept demonstration, and the Phase II program will result in two prototype units of such an octave-spanning frequency combs, that could be delivered to NIST at the end of program.

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