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Title: FY 2004 Infrared Photonics Final Report

Research done by the Infrared Photonics team at PNNL is focused on developing miniaturized integrated optics for the MWIR and LWIR by exploiting the unique optical and material properties of chalcogenide glass. PNNL has developed thin film deposition capabilities, direct-laser writing techniques, IR photonic device demonstration, holographic optical element design and fabrication, photonic device modeling, and advanced optical metrology - all specific to chalcogenide glass. Chalcogenide infrared photonics provides a pathway to Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) transmitter miniaturization. QCLs provide a viable infrared laser source for a new class of laser transmitters capable of meeting the performance requirements for a variety of national security sensing applications. The high output power, small size, and superb stability and modulation characteristics of QCLs make them amenable for integration as transmitters into ultra-sensitive, ultra-selective point sampling and remote short-range chemical sensors that are particularly useful for nuclear nonproliferation missions.
Authors:
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  1. (Amy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
15020768
Report Number(s):
PNNL-15209
NN2001000; TRN: US200521%%256
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; CHALCOGENIDES; DEPOSITION; DESIGN; FABRICATION; GLASS; LASERS; MINIATURIZATION; MODULATION; NATIONAL SECURITY; OPTICS; PERFORMANCE; PROLIFERATION; SAMPLING; SIMULATION; STABILITY; THIN FILMS photonics, chalcogenide