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ALL SOLID STATE HIGH POWER PULSED VISIBLE LASER

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
12024
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12024
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: 1991
Title: ALL SOLID STATE HIGH POWER PULSED VISIBLE LASER
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

A LASER-DIODE PUMPED SOLID-STATE LASER WHICH DELIVERS HIGH ENERGY PER PULSE IS NEEDED FOR SPACE COMMUNICATIONS. IN THE PROPOSED PROGRAM A FULL-POWER LABORATORY VERSION OF THE LASER WILL BE DESIGNED, BUILT, AND TESTED. THE LASER WILL BE TAILORED FOR USE IN DATA TRANSMISSION BY PULSE POSITION MODULATION AS REQUESTED BY NASA. OVER 0.1 MILLIJOULES PER PULSE AT PULSE REPETITION RATES OF UP TO 5 KILOHERTZ WILL BE PRODUCED; THIS WILL BE THE HIGHEST POWER AVAILABLE IN A DIODE-PUMPED SYSTEM AT SUCH A HIGH REPETITION RATE. DESIGN OPTIONS TO ALLOW EVEN HIGHER POWER WILL BE CONSIDERED. THE LASER WILL BE DIODE-PUMPED IN AN END-PUMPED GEOMETRY FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY, AND WILL USE THE EMERGING GENERATION OF HIGH BRIGHTNESS 3 WATT LASER DIODES. IN ADDITION TO HIGH PULSED POWER THE LASER WILL HAVE TWO MORE NOVEL FEATURES THAT WILL MAKE IT IDEAL FOR PULSE POSITION MODULATION; THESE ARE INTRINSICALLY LOW TIMING JITTER AND TIMING DELAY INDEPENDENT OF THE INTERPULSEPERIOD.

Principal Investigator:

William M. Grossman
Project Leader
4159620755

Business Contact:

Robert l. mortensen
PRESIDENT
4159620755
Small Business Information at Submission:

Lightwave Electronics Corp.
1161 San Antonio Road Mountain View, CA 94043

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