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DIODE PUMPED MODE-LOCKED SOLID STATE LASERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7775
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7775
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORP. 2400 CHARLESTON RD MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94043
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: DIODE PUMPED MODE-LOCKED SOLID STATE LASERS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $492,539.00
 

Abstract:

THE ACCELERATION AND HEATING OF ELECTRONS IN HIGH DENSITY PLASMAS USING SHORT LASER PULSES IS BEING EXPLORED IN THIS PHASE I PROJECT AS A POSSIBLE TECHNIQUE FOR DRIVING LASER FUSION REACTORS. A CRITICAL ASPECT OF ANY LASER-DRIVEN FUSION REACTOR SCHEME IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RELIABLE, LONG-LIVED, EFFICIENT LASER SOURCE. AS AN INITIAL STEP TOWARD DEVELOPMENT OF A SUITABLE LASER SOURCE, THIS PROJECT WILL CONCENTRATE ON THE EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF THE PERFORMANCE OF MODE-LOCKED SOLID STATE LASERS THAT ARE OPTICALLY PUMPED BY CONTINUOUS WAVE SEMICONDUCTOR DIODE LASERS. THESE DEVICES ARE POTENTIALLY CAPABLE OF PROVIDING 10 TO 100 PICOSECOND LASER PULSES AT REPETITION RATES OF 100 TO 200 MHZ AND EFFICIENCIES APPROACHING 10%, AND WOULD BE WELL SUITED TO PARTICLE ACCELERATOR APPLICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr David C Gerstenberger
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Business Contact:

James francis
4159620755
Small Business Information at Submission:

Lightwave Electronics Corp.
897-1a Independence Avenue Mountainview, CA 94043

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