NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 S1.01-7291
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Lidar Remote Sensing Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: Polarization Maintaining Ho-Doped Fiber Amplifier

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
AdValue Photonics, Inc.
3440 East Britannia Drive, Suite 190
Tucson, AZ 85706 - 5285
(520) 790-5468

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Shibin Jiang
sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
3440 East Britannia Drive, Suite 190
Tucson, AZ 85706 - 5285
(520) 790-5468

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Shibin Jiang
sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
3440 East Britannia Drive, Suite 190
Tucson, AZ 85706 - 5285
(520) 790-5468

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Lidar Remote Sensing Technologies is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The laser absorption spectrometer approach offers the potential to provide the high-accuracy carbon dioxide mixing ratio measurements with the vertical and horizontal spatial resolution that is desired by the carbon cycle research community. It is generally agreed that 2.05 micron wavelength absorption band of carbon dioxide can offer good differential absorption optical depth. An amplifier with output power of 15W is needed to burst the output power for airborne and space applications. We propose to develop a high average power polarization maintaining single frequency Ho-doped 2.05 micron wavelength fiber amplifier with output power of 15W by developing innovative radiation hardened Ho/Tm-co-doped silicate glass fiber. In Phase I we will demonstrate radiation hardened Ho/Tm co-doped silicate glass fibers, and PM fiber amplifier with greater than 10W output power.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This proposed PM single frequency 2.054 micron fiber amplifier can be used as innovative lidar component for measurements of carbon dioxide. Because it is fiber based, this amplifier is compact, efficient, and extremely reliable.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This eye-safe laser source can be used to build commercial lidar for ranging and surface topography applications, be used as the light source for fiber optical sensing, fast scanning biomedical imaging, scientific research, and medial surgery.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Lasers (Ladar/Lidar)

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