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Compact Mid-Infrared Laser Source

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
28676
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
28676
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: 1995
Title: Compact Mid-Infrared Laser Source
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,956.00
 

Abstract:

A wide variety of spectroscopic, remote sensing, and other applications would benefit from a rugged, compact, and efficient mid-infrared laser source. The approach advocated here utilizes the mature 1 um laser technology to pump an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on a new nonlinear frequency conversion material, periodically-poled lithium niobate (PPLN). The Phase I program will characterize a compact and efficient source in the 3.5 um atmospheric window. The primary objective of the Phase I program is to produce 1 W of 3.5 um radiation at pulse repetition rates of 10 kHz or higher. The key to this approach is the PPLN material which provides lower oscillation thresholds other than materials, and low absorption for high average power applications. If successful, this program (after Phase II) will yield a broadly tunable (1.5 - 4.2 um), high repitition rate, solid-state mid-infrared source in a package size of 5000 cm (3) (shoe box size). The present size of commercial mid-infrared OPO systems are 500,000 cm(3) (coffin size).

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Walter Bosenberg
4159620755

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Lightwave Electronics Corp
1161 San Antonio Rd Mountain View, CA 94043

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