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High Repetition Rate 100w Average Power BBO Q-switch For Nd:YAG

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
19675
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19675
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Quantum Technology Sciences, Inc.
1980 North Atlantic Avenue Suite 930 Cocoa Beach, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: High Repetition Rate 100w Average Power BBO Q-switch For Nd:YAG
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,995.00
 

Abstract:

IN PHASE I OF THIS PROPOSAL WE WISH TO INVESTIGATE A NEW MATERIAL B-BBO AS HIGH AVERAGE POWER AND HIGH PEAK POWER ELECTRO-OPTIC INTRACAVITY POCKELS CELL. SUCH A DEVICE IS REQUIRED FOR DIODE-PUMPED Nd:YAG SOLID-STATE LASERS FOR HANDLING CIRCULATING POWERS UPTO 100 WATTS. PRESENT MATERIALS ARE LIMITED WITH SERIOUS THERMAL HEATING AND SUBSEQUENT DAMAGE DUE TO LINEAR OPTICAL ABSORPTION PROBLEMS. CRYSTAL B-BBO IS AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE MORE RESISTANT TO THERMAL FRACTURE THAN KD*P OR LiNbO(3). WE PROPOSE TO CHARACTERIZE AND TEST A B-BBO Q-SWITCH FOR HIGH AVERAGE POWER APPLICATIONS AT 1064 nm WITH A Nd:YAG LASER. A B-BBO POCKELS CELL WILL BE FABRICATED WITH A 3x3x10 mm3 ROD AT QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY INC. AND USED IN OUR EXPERIMENTS. B-BBO Q-SWITCHES COULD VERY WELL REPLACE KD*P AND LiNbO(3) POCKELS CELLS FOR SPECIAL APPLICATIONS INVOLVING HIGH AVERAGE POWERS (100W) AND HIGH PEAK POWERS (5GW/cm2).

Principal Investigator:

Ratan Adhav, Phd
4073339348

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Quantum Technology, Inc.
108 Commerce Street Lake Mary, FL 32746

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