Reduced Parasitic Lasing in Ti:Sapphire Lasers: Removing a Bottleneck to New Ways of Acceleration

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84820
Agency Tracking Number: 82799
Amount: $98,458.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: 31
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-06ER06-30
Small Business Information
27 Congress Street, Salem, MA, 01970
DUNS: 062191275
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Joyce
 Dr
 (978) 745-0088
 djoyce@crystalsystems.com
Business Contact
 Leila Panzner
Title: Ms
Phone: (978) 745-0088
Email: leila@crystalsystems.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
New, ultrafast, ultra-intense solid state lasers can be efficient sources of accelerated particle beams in applications ranging from high energy physics research to real world medical applications. However, parasitic lasing represents a severe bottleneck to scaling-up this new technology. Removing this bottleneck would efficiently bring accelerator technology to a wide range of real world problems. In this project, parasitic lasing will be reduced by a series of growth and post-growth treatments, in order to allow the production of large Ti:sapphire crystals without parasitic lasing. The crystals will be treated with varying oxidation states, as well as with other reactions on the surface, to provide a homogenous crystal with reduced parasitic lasing. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: In addition to the application for High Energy Physics, the technology could be used in proton therapy for the treatment of cancer with compact efficient sources of high energy protons.

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