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A Compact X-Ray Laser

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
31971
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
31971
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tetra Corp
3701 Hawkins Street, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: A Compact X-Ray Laser
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,938.00
 

Abstract:

The advanced technology described in this proposal promises to increase the performance of laboratory and, specifically, tabletop x-ray lasers by up to an order of magnitude. Such gains in performance coupled with compact technology will lead to the introduction of the world s first table-top, commercial x-ray laser. Tetra proposes to develop an advanced driver for the laboratory laser based upon an advanced pulsed power topology. This topology offers high energy storage density, short pulse width, high voltage gain, and extremely high pumping power. The proposed technology is capable of delivering pulsed powers which are nearly an order of magnitude greater than what has been achieved to date in similar systems. High pump powers and fast pulse risetimes are the key to making laboratory x-ray lasers work.

Principal Investigator:

Chris M. Young
5053458623

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Tetra Corp
3701 Hawkins St., NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

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