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REMOTE SENSING USING AN AGGASE2 OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATOR

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21707
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21707
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: 1993
Title: REMOTE SENSING USING AN AGGASE2 OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATOR
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,844.00
 

Abstract:

BECAUSE MAN IS LEARNING THAT THE EARTH'S ENVIRONMENT IS A FRAGILE SYSTEM, THE NEED FOR UNDERSTANDING MAN'S EFFECTS ON THIS SYSTEM IS GREATER THAN EVER. AN IDEAL METHOD TO OBTAIN VALUABLE INFORMATION ON ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTANTS IS THROUGH THE USE OF LIDAR. RESEARCHERS ARE USING A Q-SWITCHED HO:YAG LASER TO PUMP AN OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATOR (OPO) WITH SILVER GALLIUM SELENIDE (AGGASE2) NONLINEAR CRYSTAL AS THE GAIN MEDIUM FOR THE GENERATION OF CONTINUOUSLY TUNABLE OUTPUT FROM 3 UM TO 12 UM. THIS LASER SYSTEM IS USED AS THE TRANSMITTER FOR A LIDAR SYSTEM TO DETECT ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTANTS. RESEARCHERS ARE DEVELOPING AN OPO SYSTEM TUNABLE FROM 3 TO 12 UM AND SOME PRELIMINARY LIDAR MEASUREMENTS.

Principal Investigator:

Madhu Acharekar
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Schwartz Electro-optics Inc.
3404 N Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32804

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