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IMPROVED DYE LASER PUMP SOURCE FOR PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16626
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16626
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TPL, Inc.
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109-4416
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: IMPROVED DYE LASER PUMP SOURCE FOR PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE GOAL OF THE PROGRAM IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CONTINUOUS WAVE, HIGH POWER NITROGEN LASER. THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUCH A LASER AS A PUMP SOURCE FOR DYE LASERS USED IN PHOTO-DYNAMIC THERAPY WILL SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE POWER LEVELS ACHIEVED WITH SUCH LASER SYSTEMS AND MORE READILY EXTEND THIS CANCER THERAPY TO CLINICAL APPLICATIONS. THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE PHASE I GRANT ARE TO: DEMONSTRATE FEASIBILITY OF CW NITROGEN LASER OPERATION; PROVIDE PERFORMANCE-PROCESS PARAMETER TRADE-OFF DATA; EVALUATE LASER EFFECTIVENESS AS PUMP SOURCE FOR DYE LASERS; AND DEMONSTRATE FUNDAMENTAL PHENOMENON MAY BE APPLICABLE TO OTHER GAS LASERS. AN EXPERIMENTAL METHODOLOGY WILL BE EMPLOYED. AN APPARATUS CAPABLE OF GENERATING A CW NITROGEN LASER BEAM WILL BE CONSTRUCTED. SPECTRA AND COHERENCE PROPERTIES OF THE EXTRACTED BEAM WILL BE MEASURED. FAST PHOTODIODE MEASUREMENTS (3 NSEC RESOLUTION) WILL BE EMPLOYED TO CONFIRM CONTINUOUS RADIATION. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CONTINUOUS NITROGEN LASER IS TRULY INNOVATIVE. ITS COMMERCIAL USE WILL BE TO ENHANCE THE PERFORMANCE OF DYE LASERS RANGING FROM PHOTO-DYNAMIC THERAPY TO COLOR COPIERS TO GAS PHASE SPECTROSCOPY.

Principal Investigator:

Brotzman, Richard W
Principal Investigator
5053455668

Business Contact:

1 r43 gm45646-01
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tpl, Inc
3754 Hawkins, Ne Albuquerque, NM 87109

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