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Difference-Frequency Generation Laser Source
STATUS
Operational Device Or Product
AVAILABILITY
- commercial product exists, performance unknown or yet to be demonstrated - custom designs demonstrated and operated by NCAR-EOL and a few selected groups in Europe (Italy and Switzerland).
REQUEST PROCEDURE
None at this time (NA)
Emerging Technologies
Tunable, high-precision mid-IR laser source based upon optical frequency conversion of near-IR diode and fiber lasers.
CONTACT
Dirk Richter, Petter Weibring, or Alan Fried
NCAR
3450 Mitchell Lane, Boulder, CO 80301
303-497-8748
dr@ucar.edu
http://www.eol.ucar.edu/~dr/index.html
SPECIFICATIONS
DeveloperDirk Richter, Petter Weibring, Alan Fried
Development SectorFed/State Gov
R&D ProgramYes
Years Till Available<3
Investment Required$100k-$1M
Projected ApplicationAtmospheric Chemistry and Carbon Cycle
Unit Cost$100k-$1M
Key RisksNo fundamental risks. Refinement of technology to increase performance and coverage ongoing.
Ease of Usesingle operator
PlatformsGround
Aircraft
Ship
TRLCAL 3
REFERENCES
Petter Weibring, Dirk Richter, James G. Walega, and Alan Fried, "First demonstration of a high performance difference frequency spectrometer on airborne platforms," Opt. Express 15, 13476-13495 (2007)
REMARKS
none
UPDATED ON
13 Oct 2009 14:20