DIODE-PUMPED EYE-SAFE COHERENT LASER TRANSMITTER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,980.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
6068
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR THOMAS J KANE
(415) 962-0755
Business Contact:
() -
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government