NASA SBIR 2018-II Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 18-2- S1.01-8613
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER:
 80NSSC18P2008
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Lidar Remote Sensing Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Tunable Single Frequency UV Laser
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
AdValue Photonics, Inc.
3440 East Britannia Drive, Suite 190
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 790-5468

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

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

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 3
End: 4
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

Compact and rugged single-frequency pulsed UV lasers are needed for measurement of ozone and the hydroxyl radicals (OH). The determination of the concentration of OH in the atmosphere is central to the understanding of atmospheric photochemistry. The goal for this SBIR Phase program is to demonstrate and build a highly robust high-power fast-tuning single frequency pulsed UV laser near 308nm for OH IPDA lidar measurement by using high average power and high peak power singe frequency fiber lasers. The UV laser will exhibit a pulse energy of greater than 100mJ, pulse width of 5~10ns, and beam quality less than 1.3. We will build a deliverable prototype UV laser for NASA.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

To meet NASAs requirements for remote sensing from space, advances are needed in state-of-the-art lidar technology with an emphasis on compactness, efficiency, reliability, lifetime, and high performance. UV laser is needed for measurement of ozone and the hydroxyl radicals (OH). The determination of the concentration of OH in the atmosphere is central to the understanding of atmospheric photochemistry. This proposed tunable narrow linewidth laser near 308nm can be used for integrated path differential absorption lidar for OH measurement.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

This tunable single frequency UV lasers near 308nm and single frequency visible laser near 616nm can be used to build commercial lidar for gas monitoring applications, for optical sensing, and for scientific research.

Duration: 24

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