About the Research Program
ACROSS: Adiabatically poled crystals for realtime dual-comb spectroscopy in life sciences
Together with a Japanese partner and starting January 1st, 2018, Menlo develops critical components and subsystems for a broadband optical dual-comb spectrometer in the mid-infrared and the UV spectral region. Despite the fact that optical spectroscopy is an established technique with applications, e.g., in chemical process control, there is a huge market potential for a technology that allows for probing along extended pathways with high selectivity and short acquisition times. Applications for such a system range from monitoring hazardous trace gases (CH4 or NOx) to hyperspectral imaging in microscopy.
Project leader at Menlo Systems: Carsten Cleff
Project duration is 30 months, funded in Germany by BMWi in the ZIM program, and in Japan by METI, which is gratefully acknowledged.