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Solid State Laser Providing Efficient Conversion to the UV for Proliferation…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72493
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
78807S05-I
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: 2005
Title: Solid State Laser Providing Efficient Conversion to the UV for Proliferation Detection
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-05ER84135
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

78807 The remote detection of chemical signatures for nuclear proliferation, requires a pump laser capable of driving a tunable ultraviolet light source. The pump laser must be compact and efficient, and produce a very high quality beam. This project will build a pump laser with a relatively new laser material, Yb:S-FAP, developed by the DOE at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Yb:S-FAP allows higher efficiency than more common laser materials. Because it can store higher energy densities without parasitic losses, the laser aperture can be made smaller, facilitating high beam quality extraction and making the whole laser system more compact. The pump laser will fit in a 20 x 30 cm footprint, while achieving high efficiency and excellent beam quality. Phase I will design, build, and demonstrate a laser that provides the full energy, repetition rate, and beam quality required for this application. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Diode-pumped solid-state lasers, similar to the system to be developed in this project, should have broad commercial applications including medical, materials processing, and defense. The new pump laser should be significantly less costly than conventional approaches, because the use of Yb:S-FAP allows a drastic reduction in the number of laser diodes, the most costly components in these types of lasers.

Principal Investigator:

Eric Honea
Dr.
4254821100
eric.honea@aculight.com

Business Contact:

Dennis D. Lowenthal
Dr.
4254821100
dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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