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Compact and efficient ultraviolet laser for astrobiology

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72018
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
033086
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Compact and efficient ultraviolet laser for astrobiology
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNG04CA85C
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

The purpose of this program is to develop a compact and efficient ultraviolet laser for use in space-based uv-Raman instruments. The basis for this system will be a diode-pumped neodymium-yttria (Nd:Y2O3) ceramic laser which is frequency-quadrupled to generate uv light at 237nm. The unique combination of a low-cost and robust ceramic laser with efficient 4th harmonic generation will provide an ideal ultraviolet source for NASA missions to planets and moons in the Solar System.

Principal Investigator:

David C. Gerstenberger
Principal Investigator
4254821100
daveg@aculight.com

Business Contact:

Dennis D. Lowenthal
Business Official
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