Santa Clara CA (SPX) Jan 21, 2011
Redfern Integrated Optics has announced that it has been awarded a Phase 1 SBIR contract for further development of its breakthrough single-frequency narrow-linewidth semiconductor laser, suitable for spaceflight operation.
RIO is the leading supplier of low noise external cavity lasers and subsystems for the security, structural health monitoring, wind energy, clean oil and gas exploration and production, and metrology markets.
RIO's proprietary external-cavity semiconductor laser technology is based on the hybrid integration of an InP gain chip and a planar lightwave circuit (PLC) with Bragg gratings.
Packaged in a standard 14-pin compact "butterfly" package, the laser performance is characterized by a single-frequency output in the 1550nm spectral region with a linewidth less than 2kHz, low phase noise, low relative intensity noise (RIN), high immunity to vibrations, all under a wide range of operating temperatures.
"The well-recognized performance and reliability of our laser was instrumental in its selection by NASA as the prime candidate for deployment in upcoming space missions," said Dr. Radu Barsan, chairman, president and CEO of RIO.
"Already qualified to Telcordia standards and deployed in volume in the field in LIDAR and fiber optic sensing applications, RIO's semiconductor laser is uniquely suited for space qualification."
RIO's PLANEX, ORION, and RIO-Grande lasers are ideal solutions in multiple applications where absolute accuracy, lifetime reliability over demanding field conditions, and high resolution are critical.
Such applications include remote sensing, distributed temperature, strain, or acoustic fiber optic monitoring, high resolution spectroscopy, LIDAR and other precision metrology applications.
Share This Article With Planet Earth
Redfern Integrated Optics
Space Technology News - Applications and Research
NASA Seeks Amateur Radio Operators' Aid to Listen for NanoSail-D
Huntsville AL (SPX) Jan 20, 2011
On Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. EST, engineers at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., confirmed that the NanoSail-D nanosatellite ejected from Fast Affordable Scientific and Technology Satellite, FASTSAT. The ejection event occurred spontaneously and was identified this morning when engineers at the center analyzed onboard FASTSAT telemetry. The ejection of NanoSail-D als ... read more
When Artemis Talks, Johannes Kepler Listens|
NASA's Salt-Seeking Instrument Gets A Silvery Blanket
Virtual lab for space systems planned
'Smartphone Satellite' Developed By Surrey Space Researchers
RAF Begin Training With US On Intelligence Aircraft
Joint STARS Successfully Supports JSuW JCTD
JICO Support System Receives Production Approval
Northrop Grumman Demonstrates MR-TCDL Capabilities
Russia Plans To Build Carrier Rocket For Mars Missions
First Delta IV Heavy Launches From Vandenberg
Beaming Rockets Into Space
Arianespace Announces Eutelsat Contract
Russia To Launch New Batch Of Glonass Satellites By June
Raytheon To Open GPS Collaboration Center In SoCal
Galileo Satellite Undergoes Launch Check-Up At ESTEC
Europe defends 'stupid' Galileo satellite
Electronic devices seen as airplane threat
US military's tanker deal: a saga without end
China to buy Boeing planes worth $19 bn
NASA Invites Students To Send Experiments To The Edge Of Space
Silicon Oxide Gets Into The Electronics Action On Computer Chips
Intel earnings soar with rise of "cloud" computing
Intel to pay NVIDIA billons in patent dispute
Greenpeace ranks 'greenest' electronics
Russia Launches Meteorological Satellite
NASA's Glory Mission Will Study Key Pieces Of Climate Puzzle
St. John, US Virgin Islands
3D Model Of Ionosphere F-Region
Big cities are not always biggest polluters
Sundance film examines 'eco-terrorists'
Oil-rich Abu Dhabi champions ecological cause
India environment minister rejects 'Dr No' tag
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement|