NASA STTR 2019-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 19-1- T8.02-3360
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Photonic Integrated Circuits
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Multispectral Mid-Infrared Laser
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC):
RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
Name:  Mirios, Inc.
Name:  The Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara
Street:  429 West Valerio Street, #25
Street:  3227 Cheadle Hall, 3rd Floor
City:  Santa Barbara
City:  Santa barbara
State/Zip:  CA 93101-2982
State/Zip:  CA 93106-2050
PHONE:  (805) 364-2987
PHONE:  (805) 893-4034

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Dr. Alexander Spott
E-mail:
spott@mirios.net
Address:
429 W Valerio St #25 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - 2982
Phone:
(805) 364-2987

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Dr. Alexander Spott
E-mail:
spott@mirios.net
Address:
429 W Valerio St #25 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - 2982
Phone:
(805) 364-2987
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 3
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

We propose to construct a multispectral MWIR light source consisting of a single silicon chip which will generate and combine light from a wide MWIR spectral range. Compared to existing conventional MWIR emitters, we will significantly broaden the available wavelength emission range and combine light on-chip, removing the need for free-space optics. 

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
  • Front-end laser source for: trace gas sensors (in situ or remote sensing), LIDAR, spectrometers (in situ or remote sensing), lab-on-a-chip chemical analysis systems, and atmospheric monitoring
  • This source will significantly reduce the size, weight, and power (SWaP) of existing systems and is ideal for instruments deployed on platforms requiring very low SWaP: cube sat, landers, satellites, and aircraft. 
Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
  • Commercial: trace-gas sensors for commercial or industrial applications, including vehicle and factory emissions monitoring. 
  • Scientific: laser source as scientific instrumentation for laboratory use
  • Military: counter-measures and scene illumination. 
Duration: 13

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