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 double the available wavelength emission range and combine light on-chip, removing the need for free-space optics.
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.
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.