Tunable, Narrow Linewidth Laser

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F29601-02-C-0110
Agency Tracking Number: 011NM-1884
Amount: $745,428.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
655 Aspen Ridge Drive, Lafayette, CO, 80026
DUNS: 149375479
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 AnnMarie Oien
 Research Scientist
 (303) 604-2000
 amarie@ctilidar.com
Business Contact
 Sammy Henderson
Title: Ex. VP & Ch. Tech. Off
Phone: (303) 604-2000
Email: sammy@ctilidar.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"Development of advanced Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) laser technology is hampered by a lack of diagnostic lasers for laser component optical performance assessment. HF mirror metrology is currently costly and time consuming, requiring laser component deliveryto an HF laser site, and operation of another HF laser to reach relevant wavelengths. Coherent Technologies, Inc (CTI) proposes a portable, turn-key all-solid-state metrology system based on a laser providing over 1W narrow linewidth output, tunable tomajor HF laser lines (2.64 - 2.91 mm). A direct laser source is chosen instead of a nonlinear optical device because of the superior intensity stability and simplicity, creating a more robust and accurate metrology system. The system will be portable,enabling transportation to coating vendors for immediate turn-around testing of mirror characteristics (reflectivity and scattering) at a range of HF laser lines. Other possible applications include beam train alignment and preliminary testing ofdiagnostic subsystems that measure HF laser output power, wavefronts, and beam profiles. In Phase II, CTI will construct a complete metrology system, conduct metrology tests at CTI, and install the system at an Air Force specified site. The proposed workbuilds upon CTI?s established background in tunable mid-IR lasers and ruggedized frequency-stable laser systems"

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