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COBALT-DOPED MAGNESIUM FLUORIDE LASER FOR REMOTE SENSING

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2831
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2831
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCHWARTZ ELECTRO-OPTICS, INC.
3404 N. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32804
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: COBALT-DOPED MAGNESIUM FLUORIDE LASER FOR REMOTE SENSING
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $200,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE MAJOR PORTION OF THE EFFORT WILL BE TO DEVELOP A CO:MGF2 LASER SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR USE IN POSSIBLE NASA MISSIONS. MOST OF THE WORK ON CO:MGF2 LASERS HAS INVOLVED THE USE OF LIQUID NITROGEN FOR COOLING OF THE CRYSTAL, A MAJOR INCONVENIENCE FOR PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WOULD, BY A COMBINATION OF THEORETICAL ANDEXPERIMENTAL WORK, INVESTIGATE OPERATION OF THE CO:MGF2 LASER AT HIGHER CRYSTAL TEMPERATURES, WITH THE GOAL OF DEMONSTRATING USEFUL PERFORMANCE IN THE RANGE OF TEMPERATURES COVERED BY THERMOELECTRIC COOLERS. IN ADDITION, LASER TUNING SCHEMES WOULD BE DEVELOPED TO PROVIDETHE COMBINATION OF NARROW LINEWIDTHS AND TUNABILITY NEEDED FOR ATMOSPHERIC REMOTE SENSING. FINALLY, A DEMONSTRATION SYSTEM WOULD BE ASSEMBLED AS A FIRST STEP IN THE EVENTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF A COMMERCIAL PRODUCT. SOME OF THE EFFORT PROPOSED WILL BE DIRECTED TO SUPPORT CRYSTAL-GROWTH RESEARCH, WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY ESTABLISH A PRODUCTION FACILITY CAPABLE OF SUPPLYING THE ANTICIPATED NEED FOR LASER CRYSTALS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Peter F Moulton
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Schwartz Electro-optics Inc.
4806 N Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32810

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