NEW CHROMIUM-ACTIVATED CRYSTALS FOR DIODE-PUMPED LASERS OPERATING IN THE NEAR INFRARED

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$496,132.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
1992
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
12492
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fibertek Inc.
510-a Herndon Pkwy, Herndon, VA, 22070
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr Horacio R Verdun
 (703) 471-7671
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE RECENT DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-POWER GAALAS DIODE LASER ARRAYS EMITTING IN THE 740-890 UM REGION ENCOURAGES THE SEARCH FOR NEW CHROMIUM-DOPED CRYSTALS FOR NEAR-INFRARED TUNABLE LASERS WITH POTENTIAL FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE. AMONG THE MANY CRYSTAL HOSTS, THERE ARE THOSE WITH STRUCTURE POSSESSING DISTORTED OCTAHEDRAL SITES WITH APPROPRIATE SYMMETRIES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF LEVEL SPLITTING AND LARGE ELECTRIC DIPOLE OSCILLATOR STRENGTHS REQUIRED FOR THE EFFICIENT OPERATION OF THESE LASERS. IT IS PROPOSED HERE TO CONDUCT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GROWTH CONDITIONS AND THE OPTIMIZATION OF THE DOPANT CONCENTRATION FOR CHROMIUM-DOPED CRYSTALS OF UNIQUE STRUCTURE AND COMPOSITION IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE EFFICIENT ROOMTEMPERATURE TUNABLE LASER OPERATION IN THE NEAR INFRARED UNDER DIODE-LASER PUMPING.

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