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Continuous Wave Pumped Microlaser Ultraviolet Source

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
28029
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
28029
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PHOTERA TECHNOLOGIES
12777 High Bluff Drive San Diego, CA 92130
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Continuous Wave Pumped Microlaser Ultraviolet Source
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $82,056.00
 

Abstract:

In response to a need for improvements in source technology, Laser Power Research (LPR) proposes a solution which utilized its proprietary microlaser technology as the core for a compact, efficient CW UV source. The core laser technology consists of a rare-earth doped solid state gain medium bonded to a nonlinear crystal. the monolithic structure is close coupled to a diode pump source and forms a compact and efficient intracavity doubled laser. Using external resonant doubling techniques, the Phase I program will focus on extending the microlaser source to the UV< yielding an efficient diode pumped source at 266 nm. Our analysis indicates conversion efficiencies approaching 30% are feasible, with a resulting UV power in the range of 200-500 mW from a compact, diode-pumped source. In comparison to currently available UV sources, the microlaser based design is compact, power efficient, delivers near diffraction-limited beam quality in a TEM00 [sub] mode, requires no water cooling, and is portable. Our Phase I effort will culminate with a laboratory demonstration and characterization of a microlaser based UV source.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Maurice Pessot
6197550700

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Laser Power Corp
12777 High Bluff Dr. San Diego, CA 92130

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