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A Compact and Efficient Violet Laser Source

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
26065
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
26065
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: 1994
Title: A Compact and Efficient Violet Laser Source
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $60,000.00
 

Abstract:

Efficient laser source in the violet portion (jf the visible spectrum near 430rm. One especially interesting application is high deiisity optical data storage. TkLs Phase I program will investigate compact and efficient laser sources in the 43Onm violet spectral range by frequency-doubling C^^ single-rnode AIGaAs diode lasers in external resonant doublers. The prijimry objective of i^his Phase I program is to develop and evaluate a novel monolithic frequency-doubler design. This desigTi should miniiRize light which is coupled from the frequency-doubler back into t-he diode laser, which would otherwise destabilize the laser. If successful, this aI)proach would eliminate the need for an optical isolator, wh:Lch is the largest and one of the more expensive components in present frequency- doubled diode schemes. This could provide3foz^ the development of a compact violet laser source with a volume of the order of lOOcm arid with a significant improvement in conversion efficiency over alternate approachEis .

Principal Investigator:

Dr. D.c. Gerstenberger
4159620755

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Light Wave 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