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DEVELOPMENT OF A 10 MJ/PULSE 200 HZ DIODE LASER-PUMPED 2UM TRANSMITTER FOR…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
11519
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11519
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
135 S. Taylor Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027 0302
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A 10 MJ/PULSE 200 HZ DIODE LASER-PUMPED 2UM TRANSMITTER FOR COHERENT LASER RADAR SYSTEMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $52,629.00
 

Abstract:

MANY TACTICAL AND STRATEGIC REMOTE SENSING APPLICATIONS WOULD BENEFIT FROM A NARROW-BAND EFFICIENT EYESAFE SOLID-STATE LASER SOURCE. RECENT PROGRESS IN DIODE LASER-PUMPING OF THULIUM (TM)- AND TM:HOLMIUM (HO)-DOPED SOLID-STATE LASERS HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT LOW POWER CW DEVICES CAN OPERATE AT OR NEAR ROOM TEMPERATURE VERY EFFICIENTLY. ANALYSIS INDICATES THESE LASERS SHOULD ALSO WORK WELL UNDER Q-SWITCHED OPERATION AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. AT THIS TIME, DEMONSTRATIONS OF Q-SWITCHING THESE MATERIALS UNDER DIODE-LASER-PUMPING HAVE NOT BEEN REPORTED. DURING THE PROPOSED PHASE I EFFORT, WE WILL PERFORM ANALYSIS AND EXPERIMENTS TO PROVE FEASIBILITY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PRACTICAL 10 MJ/PULSE 200-HZ DIODE LASER-PUMPED Q-SWITCHED TM:YAG OR TM:HO:YAG LASER OPERATING AT ROOM TEMPERATURE OR COOLED SLIGHTLY BELOW ROOM TEMPERATURE USING THERMO-ELECTRICCOOLERS. THE FEASIBILITY EXPERIMENTS WILL INCLUDE A MATERIAL OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM IN WHICH THE Q-SWITCHED PERFORMANCE OF SEVERAL TM:YAG AND TM:HO:YAG CRYSTALS WITH VARYING TM AND HO CONCENTRATION WILL BE COMPARED.

Principal Investigator:

Sammy W Henderson
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Coherent Technologies Inc
Po Box 7488 Boulder, CO 80306

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No