Milestones at Vermont Photonics
100 nanowatts at 430 microns achieved, a 10 fold increase over previous
1 microwatt at 430 microns achieved, a 10 fold increase over previous
2 microwatts at 430 microns achieved, a 2 fold increase over previous
output. This results in 2 Volt response at low gain on the Infrared
Laboratories helium cooled, silicon bolometer.
Published information on molecular resonances reaffirms Vermont Photonics’ dedication
to applications in biotechnology.
5 microwatts at 430 microns achieved, a more than 2 fold increase
over previous output. Through an 80/20 beamsplitter, 20% results
1 Volt response at
low gain on the Infrared Laboratories helium cooled, silicon bolometer.
A second THz laser is up and running with characteristics similar
to the first. This will allow greater R&D flexibility and the
ability to run two experiments concurrently.
A multi-disciplinary Scientific Advisory Board was assembled for
a day-long meeting to aid the company in developing novel applications
for THz laser, particularly in biotechnology and drug discovery.
Scientific Advisory Board consists of:
- Lila Gierasch, PhD Biophysicist, Chairwomen, Dept. of Biochem,
- Arnie Hagler, PhD Biophysicist, V.P., Discovery Partners International
- Jerry Pollack, PhD Biophysicist, Prof., Bioengineering Dept.,
University of Washington
- Glenn Edwards, PhD Biophysicist, Director, Free Electron
Laser Lab, Duke University
- Maurice Kimmitt, PhD Physicist, Emeritus University of
- Nigel Dyer , EE, Systems Analyst, Marconi Ltd., and
Visitor, Univ. of Warwick (UK)
- Peter Sewell, PhD Physicist, Retired National Research
FTIR spectroscopic studies of the THz output show tunability between
20 and 30cm-1 with a bandwidth of 1.5cm-1.
Vermont Photonics attends the TeraHertz Workshop in Capri, Italy as a commercial
sponsor. The Company presented a paper describing spectroscopic studies of
water vapor made with the THz laser in conjunction with an FTIR spectrometer.
5 microwatts of output demonstrated at 800 microns with the same
broad tunability as achieved at 430 microns.
Vermont Photonics moves to a new, 5000 square foot facitily in Bellows
Falls, Vermont. This increased space will be used for THz R&D
as well as for continued sales of optical Test Equipment.
Vermont Photoncs becomes a sub contractor for a critical, THz component
of a U.S. Army Research Laboratory contract awarded the the Goodrich
Corporation (NYSE: GR) for $3 million. The one-year research
and development contract is for the fabrication of a specialized
with the potential to differentiate the THz signatures of hazardous
substances, including explosives and chemical and biological
agents. Vermont Photonics will carry out R&D at its new facility
in Bellows Fall, VT.
Vermont Photonics hires five additional employees with physics
and electrical engineering skills to carry out the THz R&D
that is a critical part of the contract with the Goodrich Corporation.
The contract with the Goodrich Company is extended by 7 months,
having a new duration of 19 months.