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EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET AND SOFT X-RAY INSTRUMENTATION FOR MICROCHARACTERIZATION OF…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
325
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
325
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Altex Corp.
958 W. Willow St. Chicago, IL 60614
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET AND SOFT X-RAY INSTRUMENTATION FOR MICROCHARACTERIZATION OF MATERIALS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,550.00
 

Abstract:

A HIGH QUALITY, PICOSECOND EXCIMER LASER IS THE KEY ELEMENT IN SEVERAL HIGHLY PROMISING SCHEMES FOR THE GENERATION OF COHERENT HIGH SPECTRAL BRIGHTNESS RADIATION IN THE EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET AND SOFT X-RAY SPECTRAL REGIONS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PHASE I RESEARCH PROGRAM IS TO QUANTIFY THE KEY FACTORS WHICH DETERMINE PERFORMANCE, COMPLEXITY, AND COST OF SUCH AN EXCIMER LASER SYSTEM. THE PHASE I RESEARCH EFFORT WILL CENTER ON THE CRITICAL ISSUE OF THE GENERATION OF A HIGH QUALITY PICOSECOND SEED BEAM SUITABLE FOR AMPLIFICATION IN EXCIMER LASERS. SUCH SEED RADIATION CAN BE GENERATED EITHER BY FREQUENCY UP-CONVERSION OF A VISIBLE PULSE OR BY A FAST PULSE SLICING TECHNIQUE. IN BOTH SCHEMES, A DISTRIBUTED FEEDBACK DYE LASER (DFDL) IS EXPECTEDTO PLAY A DOMINANT ROLE. THEREFORE, IT IS PROPOSED TO DETERMINE THE TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL PULSE STRUCTURE OF EXCIMER LASER PUMPED DFDL'S WITH A TIME RESOLUTION < 10 PS. FURTHERMORE, THE EFFICIENCY OF DIFFERENT FREQUENCY CONVERSION SCHEMES AND THE CHARACTERISTICS OF VARIOUS PULSE SLICING TECHNIQUES WILL BE STUDIED. FINALLY, A FEASIBILITY COST STUDY FOR A COMMERCIAL PICOSECOND EXCIMER LASER SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR SHORT WAVELENGTH GENERATION WILL BE PERFORMED.

Principal Investigator:

Herbert Pummer
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Small Business Information at Submission:

Altex Corp.
958 W. Willow St. Chicago, IL 60614

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No