Daylight Solutions Wins Department of Energy (DOE) Phase 1 Technology Award


May 08, 2006 – Poway, CA (Monday, May 8, 2006) – Daylight Solutions, Inc., announced today that the company has been awarded a 2006 DOE Phase 1 award for the development of a broadly tunable laser, which can be used for remote sensing. The company’s tunable laser source is based on recent advances in quantum cascade technology, along with its own intellectual property in miniaturized external tunable cavities.

New advances in laser light sources are improving the ability to remotely detect chemicals associated with nuclear proliferation. Enhanced remote detection of dangerous chemical agents and environmental pollutants also benefit from these new laser light sources. The DOE project focuses on developing a method to widely tune a new type of solid state laser, so that many chemicals can be detected with a single instrument.

Daylight Solutions will build a deliver a high power, tunable, mid-infrared laser based on new quantum cascade materials. This laser will be miniaturized and field-ready for a host of new applications that involve detection of airborne chemicals and diagnostic imaging.

The Scientific Community has known for some time that tunable, mid-infrared sources provide an excellent tool for detecting molecules of interest. Daylight Solutions has advanced the technology to the point that it can now be taken out of the laboratory environment and implemented in a multitude of mainstream applications.

“This project will help to further demonstrate the capabilities and potential of the company’s technology through this very important application.” says company CEO, Dr. Timothy Day.

About Daylight Solutions

Daylight Solutions is a developer of molecular detection and imaging instruments for both mainstream and scientific applications in multiple markets. The company’s platform technology consists of miniature, mid-infrared laser engines that are broadly tunable and operate at room temperatures. This enables small, hand-held, portable instruments, which are extremely sensitive to the presence of small amounts of molecules in natural environments.

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