Electro-Optic Tunable Laser Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,977.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX09CF37P
Agency Tracking Number:
085149
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.11
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ADVR, Inc.
2310 University Way, Building 1, Bozeman, MT, 59715-6504
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
062674630
Principal Investigator:
Tony Roberts
Principal Investigator
(406) 522-0388
roberts@advr-inc.com
Business Contact:
Betsy Heckel
Business Official
(406) 522-0388
heckel@advr-inc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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