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A NARROW LINE, HIGH AVERAGE POWER CO2 LASER FOR PUMPING FAR-INFRARED LASER MEDIA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10851
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10851
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY INC
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: A NARROW LINE, HIGH AVERAGE POWER CO2 LASER FOR PUMPING FAR-INFRARED LASER MEDIA
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $490,375.00
 

Abstract:

HIGH AVERAGE POWER AND HIGH PEAK POWER FAR-INFRARED (FIR) PULSES MAY BE GENERATED BY OPTICALLY PUMPING A SUITABLE GAS (E.G., AMMONIA) WITH HIGH POWER, SPECTRALLY NARROW PULSES PRODUCED BY A CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) LASER DEVICE. THE FIR PULSES MAY BE AMPLIFIED BY A FREE-ELECTRON LASER AMPLIFIER TO A POWER LEVEL APPROPRIATE AS A RADIATION SOURCE IN AN ALPHA PARTICLE THOMSON SCATTERING DIAGNOSTIC FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF TOKAMAK FUSION DEVICES. SUCH AN APPLICATION REQUIRES A 10 KW PEAK FIR POWER WITH A PULSE LENGTH OF AT LEAST 50 NSEC TO MATCH THE FREE ELECTRON LASER CHARACTERISTICS. A 10 MW PEAK POWER CO2 LASER IS REQUIRED TO PRODUCE FIR PULSES OF THIS POWER LEVEL. THE CO2 LASER KINETICS DICTATE THAT THE 10.6 UM PULSELENGTH WILL BE 100 NSEC IN A CONVENIENT HYBRID LASER SYSTEM. FINALLY, THE CO2 LASER WILL BE DESIGNED FOR A PULSE REPETITION RATE OF 1 KHZ TO PERMIT PULSE AVERAGING IN AN ALPHA PARTICLE DIAGNOSTIC AND A TIME RESOLUTION OF 100 MSEC. THESE REQUIREMENTS RESULT IN A 1 KW AVERAGE POWER FORTHE CO2 LASER. SUCH A LASER DOES NOT CURRENTLY EXIST. PHASE I WILL EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF A COMPACT CO2 PUMP LASER DEVICE THAT EMPLOYS ALL SOLID STATE DRIVER TECHNOLOGY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Reich Watterson
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Science Research Laboratory
15 Ward St Somerville, MA 02143

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Minority-Owned: No
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