NASA's primary application for the compact integration laser module is the deployment in the autonomous field DIAL sensor networks for mapping atmospheric water vapor with high spatial and temporal resolution. This application is well aligned with the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) instrument development program through the implement of smaller and more affordable DIAL transmitters. Follow-on development of 815nm -820nm lasers shall enable the deployment in airborne and space-based Lidars.
) The miniature integrated laser module would be the most compact DBR laser with embedded optics in the market. The narrow linewidth and high power laser module finds applications in spectroscopy, atomic physics, and fiber amplifiers. Its spectral stability is desirable in resolving hyperfine structures and in providing long coherent length. Its compactness is suitable for handheld instruments.