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DEVELOPMENT OF A DIODE-PUMPED LASER FOR SPACE-BASED COMMUNICATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17122
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17122
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A DIODE-PUMPED LASER FOR SPACE-BASED COMMUNICATIONS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,964.00
 

Abstract:

A HIGH-POWER, SINGLE-FREQUENCY LASER BASED ON A UNIQUE, MODULAR, NEODYMIUM (ND) GAIN-ELEMENT THAT IS PUMPED BY AN ARRAY OF SEMICONDUCTOR DIODE LASERS WILL BE DEVELOPED. THIS DEVICE WOULD BE CAPABLE OF DRIVING A COMPACT, MULTIWATT LASER TRANSMITTER IN A SPACE-BASED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM. OUTPUT POWERS IN EXCESS OF 10 WATTS COULD BE GENERATED BY INCLUDING MULTIPLE GAIN ELEMENTS IN A SINGLE LASER RESONATOR. THE PRIMARY GOALS OF THE PHASE I EFFORT ARE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A PROTOTYPE GAIN MODULE INCLUDING A 10-WATTS, GAAIAS LASER ARRAY AND DEMONSTRATION OF A SINGLE-FREQUENCY, ND:YAG LASER BUILT AROUND THE PROTOTYPE MODULE AND CAPABLE OF GENERATING APPROXIMATELY 2 WATTS AT 1064 NM. A HIGH-POWER, SINGLE-FREQUENCY LASER BASED ON A UNIQUE, MODULAR, NEODYMIUM (ND) GAIN-ELEMENT THAT IS PUMPED BY AN ARRAY OF SEMICONDUCTOR DIODE LASERS WILL BE DEVELOPED. THIS DEVICE WOULD BE CAPABLE OF DRIVING A COMPACT, MULTIWATT LASER TRANSMITTER IN A SPACE-BASED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM. OUTPUT POWERS IN EXCESS OF 10 WATTS COULD BE GENERATED BY INCLUDING MULTIPLE GAIN ELEMENTS IN A SINGLE LASER RESONATOR. THE PRIMARY GOALS OF THE PHASE I EFFORT ARE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A PROTOTYPE GAIN MODULE INCLUDING A 10-WATTS, GAAIAS LASER ARRAY AND DEMONSTRATION OF A SINGLE-FREQUENCY, ND:YAG LASER BUILT AROUND THE PROTOTYPE MODULE AND CAPABLE OF GENERATING APPROXIMATELY 2 WATTS AT 1064 NM.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Schwartz Electro-optics Inc
45 Winthrop St Concord, MA 01742

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