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MISSION

Mid Infrared SpectrometerS by an Innovative Optical iNterferometer

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Project "MISSION" data sheet

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Coordinator
POLITECNICO DI MILANO 

Organization address
address: PIAZZA LEONARDO DA VINCI 32
city: MILANO
postcode: 20133
website: www.polimi.it

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Total cost 149˙625 €
 EC max contribution 149˙625 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-PoC
 Funding Scheme ERC-POC
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-06-01   to  2016-11-30

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    POLITECNICO DI MILANO IT (MILANO) coordinator 149˙625.00

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 Project objective

The MISSION projects aims at bringing to the market a revolutionary concept of mid-infrared (MIR) interferometer, for a new generation of compact, low-cost, rugged spectrometers. Many applications of chemistry, materials science and life sciences require analysis and identification of substances based on their vibrational absorption spectra in the MIR. Time domain vibrational spectroscopy techniques such as FTIR and 2DIR are based on the use of an optical Michelson interferometer, producing two identical phase-shifted replicas of the input beam. Phase determination is technically very challenging and requires tracking with an auxiliary laser beam and in some cases the use of active stabilization approaches, with feedback control on the interferometer arms, greatly increasing device complexity. We have recently introduced a new optical interferometer, called TWINS, which exploits material birefringence to impose highly controllable delays. TWINS has the advantages of being inherently phase stable, compact, rugged, highly reproducible and potentially low cost. The TWINS concept, for which a patent has been filed, was successfully demonstrated in the visible and the MIR spectral ranges. It is the goal of the MISSION project to unleash the innovation potential of TWINS, by developing, technically validating and bringing to the market a TWINS-based MIR interferometer, paving the way to a new generation of compact and low-cost analytical instruments for a wide range of applications. We have identified a suitable material with broad MIR transparency and huge birefringence: calomel. The MISSION project aims at: i) building a TWINS device based on calomel; ii) demonstrating its application to MIR spectroscopy; and iii) turning it into a commercial product, to be sold either as stand-alone device or as part of a spectroscopic instrument. We expect that TWINS will significantly reduce the cost of MIR interferometers, thus widely broadening their application portfolio.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
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2016 Fabrizio Preda, Vikas Kumar, Francesco Crisafi, Diana Gisell Figueroa del Valle, Giulio Cerullo, Dario Polli
Broadband pump-probe spectroscopy at 20-MHz modulation frequency
published pages: 2970, ISSN: 0146-9592, DOI: 10.1364/OL.41.002970
Optics Letters 41/13 2019-07-24
2017 Fabrizio Preda, Aurelio Oriana, Julien Rehault, Lucia Lombardi, Andrea C. Ferrari, Giulio Cerullo, Dario Polli
Linear and Nonlinear Spectroscopy by a Common-Path Birefringent Interferometer
published pages: 1-9, ISSN: 1077-260X, DOI: 10.1109/JSTQE.2016.2630840
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 23/3 2019-07-24
2016 Aurelio Oriana, Julien Réhault, Fabrizio Preda, Dario Polli, Giulio Cerullo
Scanning Fourier transform spectrometer in the visible range based on birefringent wedges
published pages: 1415, ISSN: 1084-7529, DOI: 10.1364/JOSAA.33.001415
Journal of the Optical Society of America A 33/7 2019-07-24

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