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
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
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.

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