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DIFFERENTIAL ABSORPTION LIDAR (DIAL) USING A BROADLY TUNABLE CR:LISAF LASER

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
27491
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27491
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: 1994
Title: DIFFERENTIAL ABSORPTION LIDAR (DIAL) USING A BROADLY TUNABLE CR:LISAF LASER
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $64,000.00
 

Abstract:

THERE ARE MANY APPLICATIONS FOR A TUNABLE COHERENT 390 NM TO 3.5 M SOURCE BUT THERE ARE NO TUNABLE LASER SOURCES AND VERY FEW DISCRETE LASER LINES IN THIS REGION. BY USING A TITANIUM SAPPHIRE LASER AND FREQUENCY DOUBLING THERE IS LIMITED TUNABILITY BUT THIS APPROACH SUFFERS FROM POOR CONVERSION EFFICIENCY, LARGE SIZE, AND WEIGHT. RESEARCHERS ARE DEVELOPING A CR:LISAF LASER OPERATING AT 0.78-1.0 MUM AS A PUMP LASER FOR AN OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATOR (OPO) AND A SECOND HARMONIC GENERATOR (SHG) FOR THE GENERATION OF 0.39-3.5 MUM TUNABLE SOURCE. A HIGH POWER FLASHLAMP PUMPED Q-SWITCHED CR:LISAF LASER WILL BE USED ALSO. THE CONCEPT OF PUMPING CR:LISAF WITH A LASER DIODE TO REDUCE LASER SIZE AND WEIGHT AND IMPROVE RELIABILITY WILL BE EVALUATED.

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