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April 3, 2013: NASA Awards Research Contract to Mesa Photonics

NASA has awarded a Phase I SBIR contract to Mesa Photonics for high-precision measurements of carbon dioxide and oxygen concentrations within the atmosphere. Careful investigation of both gases is important for understanding climate change. Measurements will use a new, proprietary … READ MORE

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Mesa Photonics in the Santa Fe New Mexican

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported on Mesa Photonics’ two new grants from the National Science Foundation. Download a PDF of the article here.

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December 5, 2012: NSF Awards Phase I SBIR Grant to Mesa Photonics

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded to Mesa Photonics a Phase I SBIR grant to develop improvements to multiphoton microscopy. Multiphoton microscopes have radically changed the manner in which quantitative biological studies are performed. These microscopes are used for … READ MORE

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July 2, 2012: Two Grants Awarded to Mesa Photonics from DOE Phase II Small Business Innovation

The US Department of Energy has awarded Mesa Photonics two Phase II Small Business Innovation (SBIR) grants. The first grant, “Complete characterization of ultrafast X-ray pulses,” will develop critical diagnostics for pulsed ultrafast X-ray systems being built worldwide.  These systems … READ MORE

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March 2012: USDA Phase 1 Grant Awarded

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March 2012: New Grant from DOE’s Small Biz Tech Transfer Program

Project will develop low-cost, high precision instrumentation to improve medical research, homeland security, and nanomaterials.

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Nov 29, 2011: US Patent Issued to Daniel J. Kane

On Nov 29, 2011, US Patent# 8,068,230 B2, entitled “Real-Time Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses,” was issued to Daniel J. Kane, CEO & Founder of Mesa Photonics.

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April 2011: Mesa Photonics Awarded Two DOE SBIR Phase 1 Grants

April 2011-Mesa Photonics was awarded the following two grants: (1) Complete Characterization of Ultrafast X-Ray Pulses and, (2) Chemical Remote Sensor for Proliferation Both of these grants are Phase 1 SBIRs

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FROG

TECHNOLOGY Pulse Measurement: Frequency Resolved Optical Gating (FROG) Ultrafast laser systems, which generate laser pulses with durations of approximately 10 picoseconds or less, have a large number of applications in biochemistry, chemistry, physics, and electrical engineering. Such systems may be … READ MORE

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Optical Spectroscopy

Mesa Photonics is working in four areas of optical absorption spectroscopy. All are aimed at detection of trace compounds, particularly trace gases. Optical absorption is described by the Beer-Lambert law:  where and , respectively the intensity of light before and … READ MORE

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