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Electro-Optic Tunable Laser Sensor

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CF37P
Agency Tracking Number: 085149
Amount: $99,977.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.11
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-01-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-07-22
Small Business Information
2310 University Way, Building 1
Bozeman, MT 59715-6504
United States
DUNS: 062674630
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tony Roberts
 Principal Investigator
 (406) 522-0388
Business Contact
 Betsy Heckel
Title: Business Official
Phone: (406) 522-0388
Research Institution

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a compact, rugged, rapidly and widely tunable laser based on a quantum cascade diode laser at mid-infrared wavelengths. The key innovation in this effort is the use of an engineered electro-optic tuning element in an external cavity laser to provide control of the laser wavelength through an applied voltage. AdvR has previously demonstrated the feasibility of large tuning range matching that of mechanically tuned lasers, yet also offering low cost, smaller size, robustness, portability, and tuning speed that is faster by six orders of magnitude. The Phase I effort will investigate adapting the external cavity tuning techniques to quantum cascade lasers to generate tunable wavelengths for mid-infrared spectroscopy.

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