RIO Awarded Phase 2 Contract for Space Lidar
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 2, 2012 — Redfern Integrated Optics Inc. (RIO) was awarded a Phase 2 SBIR contract from NASA to further develop its single-frequency narrow-linewidth semiconductor laser technology in the 1064-nm spectral region for space lidar, it announced.
RIO’s proprietary external-cavity semiconductor laser is packaged in a standard 14-pin compact butterfly package and produces a single-frequency output with a linewidth less than 2 kHz, ultralow phase and relative intensity noise, and high immunity to vibrations, all under a wide range of operating temperatures.
“Our partnership with NASA in the development of superior laser sources for the next generation space lidar instruments has reached a new stage with this award which will enable RIO to expand its narrow-linewidth laser product line to 1064 nm,” said Dr. Radu Barsan, chairman, president and CEO of RIO.
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