DIODE-PUMPED EYE-SAFE COHERENT LASER TRANSMITTER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6068
Amount: $49,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Lightwave Electronics Corp
897-5a Independence Ave, Mountain View, CA, 94043
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR THOMAS J KANE
 (415) 962-0755
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
IN THE PROPOSED RESEARCH LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORPORATION WILL DEVELOP HIGHLY COHERENT DIODE-PUMPED LASERS OPERATING AT THE EYE-SAFE WAVELENGTH OF 2.1 MICRONS. THE MOST PROMISING CLASS OF SOLID-STATE LASER MATERIALS MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR BOTH DIODE-PUMPING AND EYE SAFETY ARE THE THULIUM:HOLMIUM:GARNETS, WHICH CAN BE PUMPED AT 0.78 MICRONS AND LASE AT 2.1 MICRONS. THESE MATERIALS HAVE A VERY LONG ENERGY STORAGE TIME OF 10 MSEC AND HAVE A THEORETICAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF 75%. IN PHASE I WE WILL DESIGN AND BUILD A DIODEPUMPED TM:HO;GARNET SINGLE-MODE OSCILLATOR USING THE ULTRA-STABLE MONOLITHIC RING GEOMETRY, AND DESIGN A DIODE-PUMPED PULSED AMPLIFIER. IN PHASE II WE WILL BUILD A DIODE-PUMPED AMPLIFIER USING THE SAME MATERIALS.

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