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Diode-Pumped Neodymium-Yttria Laser for Ozone Lidar

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
63584
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
022251
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aculight Corporation
22121 20th Avenue SE Bothell, WA 98021-4408
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Diode-Pumped Neodymium-Yttria Laser for Ozone Lidar
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNL04AA15C
Award Amount: $599,986.00
 

Abstract:

The purpose of this program is to develop a compact and efficient ultraviolet laser system for ozone sensing from space. The basis for this system will be a diode-pumped neodymium-yttria (Nd:Y2O3) laser which is frequency-tripled to generate uv light at either 305nm or 315nm. The ability to generate both uv wavelengths from a single frequency-tripled Nd:Y2O3 laser makes this approach potentially 4x more efficient than other approaches. In Phase I, diode-pumped operation of Nd:Y2O3 at 915nm and 947nm was demonstrated for the first time. In Phase II, these preliminary results will be extended and combined with efficient harmonic frequency conversion to develop an efficient and compact ultraviolet laser system.

Principal Investigator:

David C. Shannon
Principal Investigator
4254821100
dave.shannon@aculight.com

Business Contact:

Dennis Lowenthal
Vice President of R&D
4254821100
dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aculight Corporation
11805 North Creek Parkway S., Suite 113 Bothell, WA 98011

EIN/Tax ID: 911581683
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No