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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11656
Amount: $499,844.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Lightwave Electronics Corp.
1161 San Antonio Road, Mountain View, CA, 94043
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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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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