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Homogenous Cladding for Tm:YAG Laser Rods

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
25898
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
25898
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENTIFIC MATERIALS CORP.
31948 Frontage Road Bozeman, MT 59715-0078
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Homogenous Cladding for Tm:YAG Laser Rods
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $670,222.00
 

Abstract:

Several laser designers have requested Scientific Materials Corporation (SM) to consider methods to achieve a cladding for Tm:YAG diode pumped laser rods. SM has looked at several mechanical methods and concluded mechanical systems are impractical. In the early 1960's the PI of this program developed techniques to grow overlays of sapphire on ruby. These rods were used to c-w pump ruby and they worked. This proposal extends that work to provide a homogeneous cladding for Tm:YAG laser rods. These rods should have the advantage of the earlier ruby rods; improved pump coupling, less thermal lensing, and reduced secondary modes.

Principal Investigator:

Mr. Ralph Hutcheson
4065853772

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Scientific Materials Corp
310 Icepond Road Boseman, MT 59715

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