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Metal Doped Diamond as a Laser Material

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
19594
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19594
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SI Diamond Technology Inc
2435 North Blvd Houston, TX 77098
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Metal Doped Diamond as a Laser Material
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,324.00
 

Abstract:

DOPED SINGLE CRYSTAL DIAMOND IS A PROMISING MATERIAL UPON WHICH TO BASE A NEW CLASS OF SOLID STATE LASERS AND OPTICAL DEVICES OPERATING AT HIGHER POWER DENSITIES AND SHORTER WAVELENGHTS THAN CONVENTIONAL MATERIALS ALLOW. AT PRESENT, HOWEVER, NO ACCEPTABLE METHOD EXISTS FOR PRODUCING METAL DOPED DIAMOND REPRODUCIBLY AT CONTROLLED DOPING LEVELS. OUR CURRENT RESEARCH SUGGESTS A NOVEL METHOD OF INCORPORATING ANY DESIRED ELEMENT AT WELL DEFINED CONCENTRATIONS INTO THE DIAMOND LATTICE DURING GROWTH UNDER LOW PRESSURE CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (LPCVD) CONDITIONS. WE SHALL DEMONSTRATE THIS APPROACH BY PRODUCING Nd AND Ti DOPED CRYSTALS AND EVALUATING THEIR OPTICAL CHARACTERISTICS DURING PHASE I. AFTER ESTABLISHING A RELIABLE PROCESS TECHNOLOGY AND SURVEYING METAL DOPED DIAMOND CRYSTALS EARLY IN PHASE II, WE WILL CONCENTRATE ON PRODUCING USEFUL LASER AND OPTICAL AMPLIFIER DEVICES FROM DOPED DIAMOND SUBSTRATES.

Principal Investigator:

Keith Jamison, Phd
7135299040

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Si Diamond Technology, Inc.
2435 North Blvd Houston, TX 77098

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