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Reduced Parasitic Lasing in Ti:Sapphire Lasers: Removing a Bottleneck to New…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84075
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
82799
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Crystal Systems, Inc.
27 Congress Street Salem, MA 01970
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Reduced Parasitic Lasing in Ti:Sapphire Lasers: Removing a Bottleneck to New Ways of Acceleration
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84820
Award Amount: $98,458.00
 

Abstract:

New, ultrafast, ultra-intense solid state lasers can be efficient sources of accelerated particle beams in applications ranging from high energy physics research to real world medical applications. However, parasitic lasing represents a severe bottleneck to scaling-up this new technology. Removing this bottleneck would efficiently bring accelerator technology to a wide range of real world problems. In this project, parasitic lasing will be reduced by a series of growth and post-growth treatments, in order to allow the production of large Ti:sapphire crystals without parasitic lasing. The crystals will be treated with varying oxidation states, as well as with other reactions on the surface, to provide a homogenous crystal with reduced parasitic lasing. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: In addition to the application for High Energy Physics, the technology could be used in proton therapy for the treatment of cancer with compact efficient sources of high energy protons.

Principal Investigator:

David B. Joyce
Dr
9787450088
djoyce@crystalsystems.com

Business Contact:

Leila Panzner
Ms
9787450088
leila@crystalsystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Crystal Systems, Inc.
27 Congress Street Salem, MA 01970

EIN/Tax ID: 042740567
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No