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Efficient In-band Diode-pumped Q-switched Solid State Laser for Methane…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
115610
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Princeton Lightwave, Inc.
2555 Route 130 South, Suite 1 Cranbury, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Efficient In-band Diode-pumped Q-switched Solid State Laser for Methane Detection
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CG05C
Award Amount: $699,725.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop an efficient, tunable Q-switched SSL operating at a wavelength of 1651 nm with pulse energy>1 mJ at 2000 Hz repetition rate with in-band laser diode pumping. We will leverage initial work carried out during Phase I of this program to pursue two approaches: (i) a tunable injection-seeded Q-switched SSL, and (ii) a regenerative power amplifier. In Phase I, we investigated a variety of gallium garnet gain media?including comprehensive characterization of absorption and fluorescence spectra?and we have identified the most promising prospective crystals for 1651 nm emission. We have also demonstrated sufficient tunability to enable differential path LIDAR techniques for the detection of methane.

Principal Investigator:

Igor Kudryashov
Principal Investigator
6094952568
ikudryashov@princetonlightwave.com

Business Contact:

Mark Itzler
Business Official
6094952551
mitzler@princetonlightwave.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Princeton Lightwave, Inc.
2555 Route 130 South, Suite 1 Cranbury, NJ 08512-3509

EIN/Tax ID: 223711457
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No