Planar Waveguides (PWGs) are extremely versatile and have demonstrated excellent performance but are difficult to manufacture. We will demonstrate a new, simpler, faster process that will also improve functionality and performance.
Demonstrate efficacy of a novel growth technique for planar waveguides (PWG) Enable PWG laser technology with improved performance, efficiency and manufacturability. Manufacture a planar waveguide more like a fiber, instead of building it piece-by-piece. Build an optimized PWG amplifier prototype using this technique Evaluate its performance Demonstrate potential of new technique Collaborators: NP Photonics, Inc.More »
EV-3, ASCENDS, LIST, Laser Communications, 3-D WIND, other mapping and spectroscopic missions like trace-gas (methane, water vapor, etc.) detection for planetary and Earth explorationMore »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Greenbelt, MD|