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DEVELOPMENT OF AN INFRARED OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATOR DRIVEN BY A…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
15315
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15315
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF AN INFRARED OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATOR DRIVEN BY A DIODE-PUMPED 2FM LASER
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,955.00
 

Abstract:

THIS RESEARCH PROJECT WILL INVESTIGATE COMPACT AND EFFICIENT TUNABLE SOLID-STATE LASER SOURCES IN THE 3-5 MICRON SPECTRAL REGION BASED ON OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATORS (OPOS) PUMPED BY DIODE-LASER-PUMPED SINGLE-FREQUENCY 2 MICRON LASERS. THE USE OF DIODE LASER PUMP SOURCES FOR COHERENT SOURCES IN THIS SPECTRAL RANGE PROVIDES FOR HIGHLY EFFICIENT, COMPACT AND LONG-LIVED DEVICES. THE PHASE I PROGRAM WILL ESTIMATE THE PERFORMANCE OF OPOS BASED ON SILVER GALLIUM SELENIDE AND ZINC GERMANIUM PHOSPHIDE AND DETERMINE THE REQUIREMENTS OF A DIODE-PUMPED TM:YAG OR TM:HO:YAG LASERS TO PROVIDE OPO OUTPUT POWERS IN THE TENS TO HUNDREDS OF WATTS. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS PROGRAM THROUGH PHASE 11 WOULD DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF 3-5 MICRON SOURCES USING DIODE-PUMPED 2 MICRON LASERS. IN ADDITION TO FREQUENCY-AGILE RADAR APPLICATIONS, SOURCES IN THIS SPECTRAL REGION WOULD HAVE APPLICATIONS FOR DETECTION AND MONITORING OF A NUMBER OF ATMOSPHERIC CONSTITUENTS SUCH AS C02, CO, CH4, N20 AND S02 AND POSSIBLY MEDICAL APPLICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

D Gerstenberger
Principal Investigator
4159620755

Business Contact:

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:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No