"SYNTHESIS, CRYSTAL GROWTH AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CSTIOASO4 CRYSTALS FOR OPO APPLICATIONS TO 5 MICRONS"

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17834
Amount: $484,886.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Crystal Associates, Inc.
15 Industrial Park, Waldwick, NJ, 07463
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 G.m. Loiacono
 (201) 612-0060
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THERE IS A NEED FOR OPTICAL CRYSTALS, HAVING LARGE NONLINEAR COEFFICIENTS FOR OPERATION AS OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATERS (OPO) IN THE MID IR REGION (1.5 TO 5.0 MICRONS). SINGLE CRYSTALS OF KTIOASO4 (KTA) HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO HAVE SUPERIOR TRANSMISSION IN THIS OPTICAL REGION, HOWEVER, THE PRESENCE OF A DOMAIN STRUCTURE COMPLICATES THE UTILIZATION OF THIS MATERIAL. IN ADDITION THE NONLINEAR PROPERTIES OF KTA ARE REPORTED TO BE CONSIDERABLY LARGER THAN KTP. IN ORDER TO SELECT THE BEST MATERIAL FOR THIS OPO APPLICATION, THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE KTP FAMILY MUST BE EVALUATED AS SINGLE CRYSTALS. THE SYNTHESIS, CRYSTAL GROWTH AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CSTIOASO4 (CTA) WILL BE INVESTIGATED IN THIS PROGRAM.

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