AN ALL-SOLID-STATE TITANIUM-DOPED SAPPHIRE LASER SOURCE FOR PRODUCTION OF POLARIZED ELECTRONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,844.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11656
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Lightwave Electronics Corp.
1161 San Antonio Road, Mountain View, CA, 94043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
BEAMS OF POLARIZED ELECTRONS ARE REQUIRED FOR NUCLEAR AND HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS EXPERIMENTATION, SUCH AS FOR THE PRODUCTION AND STUDY OF THE Z DEGREES BOSON. POLARIZED ELECTRONS CAN BE GENERATED BY ILLUMINATING SPECIALLY PREPARED GALLIUM ARSENIDE WITH LIGHT OF WAVELENGTH AROUND 780NM. THE RESEARCH IN THIS PHASE I PROGRAM WILL INVESTIGATE THE PRODUCTION OF 780NM LIGHT FROM A TITANIUM-DOPED SAPPHIRE LASER. THE TITANIUM: SAPPHIRE LASER WILL BE OPTICALLY PUMPED BY THE FREQUENCY-DOUBLED OUTPUT OF A NEODYMIUM DOPED YTTRIUM LITHIUM FLUORIDE LASER WHICH IS PUMPED BY A DIODE LASER ARRAY. THIS ALL-SOLID-STATE LASER SYSTEM WOULD BE COMPACT, EFFICIENT, LONG-LIVED AND RELIABLE. THESE CHARACTERISTICS WILL MAKE THIS LASER A COST EFFECTIVE, SUPERIOR REPLACEMENT FOR DYE LASERS PRESENTLY USED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF POLARIZED ELECTRONS.

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