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Company Information:

Name: Mesa Photonics, LLC
Address: 1550 Pacheco St
Santa Fe, NM 87505-3914
Located in HUBZone: Yes
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (505) 216-5015

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,810,623.34 14
SBIR Phase II $2,295,262.00 3
STTR Phase I $400,000.00 3

Award List:

High Power, Mid-Infrared Fiber Supercontinuum Light Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Daniel Kane
Award Amount: $90,000.00
Abstract:
Modern supercontinuum (SC) light sources are generated by non-linear interactions between ultrashort pulse lasers and optical fibers. Output in near-ultraviolet to near-infrared wavelength ranges has been demonstrated. These light sources have high brightness and are spatially coherent. Recently,… More

STTR Phase I: The Development of Quantum Dot Materials for Ultrafast Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of New Mexico/Center for High Technology Materials
Principal Investigator: Daniel J. Kane, PhD
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Luke Lester
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project is to develop quantum dot-based materials to enable the development of low cost, ultrafast lasers. By utilizing new quantum dot semiconductor… More

Ultrashort Pulse Quantum Dot Laser for Machining Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of New Mexico
Principal Investigator: Daniel J. Kane, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Luke Lester
Abstract:
Optical micromachining using ultrafast lasers (< 1 ps) is an emerging technology that can create high quality nanoscale structures though a variety of matter-light interactions. Commercial success requires the development of inexpensive ultrafast laser systems that can tune system parameters for… More

High Power, Mid-Infrared Fiber Supercontinuum Light Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Modern supercontinuum (SC) light sources are generated by non-linear interactions between ultrashort laser pulses and optical fibers. These light sources have high brightness and are spatially coherent. Output in near-ultraviolet to near-infrared wavelength ranges has been demonstrated. SC… More

Integrated, Low-Jitter Monolithic Quantum Dot Mode-Locked Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Kane, President and CEO
Award Amount: $98,999.00
Abstract:
High precision digitization of very high frequency waveforms requires sample clocks that have extremely low timing jitter and low noise; any error in timing appears as an error in the sampled signal itself, greatly reducing the dynamic range of the sampled signal. Furthermore, real world and… More

Femtosecond UV Laser Pulse Expander

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Kane, President
Award Amount: $98,998.00
Abstract:
The UV portion of the spectrum is gaining interest for military applications both for its unique spectral window for remote sensing and for the identification of targets such as trace amounts of explosives, chem/bio agents, and toxic chemicals. Powerful, fieldable laser sources are required for… More

Trace Contaminant Monitor for Air in Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David S. Bomse, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
A need exists for analyzers that can measure trace contaminants in air on board spacecraft. Toxic gas buildup can endanger the crew particularly during long missions. Some gases are generated by people and emitted through the skin or by exhalation. In addition to carbon dioxide, these… More

SBIR Phase I: Compact analyzer for trace ammonia in air

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: David S. Bomse
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will lead to a highly miniaturized trace gas analyzers that are useful for emissions monitoring and industrial safety application. The planned work is motivated by a need to detect ammonia in the air. Once released into the air, ammonia… More

Complete Characterization of Ultrafast X-Ray Pulses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Daniel J. Kane, Dr. – 505-216-5015
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
We are improving critical technologies needed for the development of laser-driven, tabletop ultrafast x-ray sources suitable for ultrafast characterization of transient structures of energized molecules undergoing dissociation, isomerization, or intramolecular energy redistribution. In this SBIR… More

Chemical Remote Sensor for Proliferation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David Bomse, Dr. – 505-216-5015
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Mesa Photonics has proposes development of a remote sensor to be used to detect clandestine nuclear material processing. We have identified a volatile chemical that is indicative of key steps in uranium isotope enrichment, and can be detected readily at low concentrations using optical methods.… More

Low cost ammonia sensor for agricultural emissions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: David Bomse – 505-216-5015
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Ammonia gas that is emitted from agriculture can create health problems for workers and, surprisingly, for people far from the agricultural operation. Once released into the air, the ammonia undergoes a series of chemical reactions that lead to small particles (known as PM2.5) that are inhaled deep… More

Complete Characterization of Ultrafast X-Ray Pulses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Daniel Kane, Dr. – 505-216-5015
Award Amount: $997,562.00
Abstract:
We are improving critical technologies needed for the development of laser-driven, table-top ultrafast x-ray sources suitable for ultrafast characterization of transient structures of energized molecules undergoing dissociation, isomerization, or intramolecular energy redistribution. In this SBIR… More

Chemical remote sensor for proliferation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David Bomse, Dr. – 505-216-5015
Award Amount: $997,700.00
Abstract:
Mesa Photonics plans development of a remote sensor to be used to detect clandestine nuclear material processing. We have identified a volatile chemical that is indicative of key steps in uranium isotope enrichment, and can be detected readily at low concentrations using optical methods. Small… More

High Spatial Resolution Coherent Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Colorado State University
Principal Investigator: Daniel Kane, Dr. – 505-216-5015
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Chemical sensitive imaging of heterogeneous materials and biological cells requires a sensitive, high spatial resolution microscopy method based on vibrational resonances that is capable of performing in situ spectroscopy with both frequency and time resolution. In this SBIR/STTR, we will develop a… More

Highly sensitive, low-power, and low-weight gas analyzer for UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David Bomse, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,943.00
Abstract:
Sensing of greenhouse gases including, but not limited, to carbon dioxide and methane, throughout the atmosphere are needed to verify gas fluxes and concentrations in order to understand the terrestrial carbon cycle. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) can provide the speed, range, and steering needed… More

Precision Remote Sensor for Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David Bomse, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,310.00
Abstract:
Mesa Photonics proposes development of a passive optical sensor for simultaneous high-precision measurement of oxygen and carbon dioxide profiles within the full atmospheric column. The approach, which is based on near-infrared heterodyne spectroscopy using solar occultation (i.e., direct solar… More

SBIR Phase I: Achieving mass balance in carbon storage soil gas monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: David S. Bomse
Award Amount: $149,417.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate a new method for monitoring carbon capture and storage (CCS) sites. CCS reduces global warming by using deep geological formations to store large amounts of carbon dioxide formed at power plants or separated from natural… More

SBIR Phase I: Quantitative space-time control for high contrast multiphoton microscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Daniel J. Kane
Award Amount: $148,959.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I project will develop improvements to multiphoton microscopy, especially two-photon excitation fluorescence (TPEF). This technology has radically changed the manner in which quantitative biological studies are performed. It is now the… More

Electro-optic jitter and pulse characterization for X-ray free-electron laser sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Daniel Kane, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Mesa Photonics proposes a new method for online diagnostics at x-ray free electron laser facilities. This diagnostic can be fully automated, switching among alignment, jitter measurements, and pulse characterization. In this SBIR project, Mesa Photonics will develop a new diagnostic for measuring… More

Rapid isotopic analysis using heterodyne laser induced breakdown spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David Bomse, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,999.34
Abstract:
Isotopic analysis of suspect materials is an effective tool for identifying and characterizing nuclear. Isotope ratios of uranium, plutonium, lithium, and hydrogen are particularly informative for distinguishing fuel for nuclear power plants from weapons-grade material. Existing instrumentation… More