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High Average Power Cryogenic Lasers For Laser Stripping Applications

Award Information

Department of Energy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
60 a
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Small Business Information
Snake Creek Lasers, Llc
26741 State Route 267, Suite 2 Friendsville, PA 18818
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: High Average Power Cryogenic Lasers For Laser Stripping Applications
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-11ER90161
Award Amount: $150,000.00


This Proposal addresses the need for high average power (HAP), near-diffraction-limited laser sources for laser stripping applications, an important process for going forward with plans to build an 8 GeV H- to proton injector source for driving upgraded Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory proton accelerators. The overall objective of the proposed program is to apply high average power ultrafast cryogenic laser technology developed by Snake Creek Lasers to demonstrate efficient high average power laser sources with excellent beam-quality for laser stripping applications. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Laser technology developed under this proposed program will have applications in national laboratories for laser stripping and photocathode illumination, and in the commercial sector for laser texturing, selective ablation, wrap-through, and other micromachining applications to the photovoltaic and semiconductor industries. The high efficiency and average power available from cryogenic lasers will significantly increase process throughput and reduce carbon emissions

Principal Investigator:

David C. Brown

Business Contact:

Lisa R. Vitali
Small Business Information at Submission:

Snake Creek Lasers, Llc
61 Railroad Ave Hallstead, PA 18822-9236

EIN/Tax ID: 743101919
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes