EXTERNAL PHASE OR AMPLITUDE MODULATOR FOR LASERS

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17121
Amount: $496,386.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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Abstract
THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A SMALL, LIGHTWEIGHT, EXTERNAL MODULATOR THAT CAN IMPRESS EITHER PHASE OR AMPLITUDE MODULATION ON A ND:YAG LASER OUTPUT. THE MODULATOR WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE VERY STABLE, ELECTRONICALLY TUNABLE, SINGLE-FREQUENCY OUTPUT OF THE DIODE-PUMPED ND:YAG NONPLANARRING OSCILLATORS BY USING RESONANCE-ENHANCEMENT PROPERTIES TO REDUCE THE MODULATION VOLTAGE REQUIREMENTS. IT WILL BE CAPABLE OF HANDLING AN AVERAGE OPTICAL POWER IN EXCESS OF 1 WATT AT MODULATION FREQUENCIES FROM 100 KHZ TO OVER 1 GHZ WITH NEGLIGIBLE INSERTION LOSS. THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A SMALL, LIGHTWEIGHT, EXTERNAL MODULATOR THAT CAN IMPRESS EITHER PHASE OR AMPLITUDE MODULATION ON A ND:YAG LASER OUTPUT. THE MODULATOR WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE VERY STABLE, ELECTRONICALLY TUNABLE, SINGLE-FREQUENCY OUTPUT OF THE DIODE-PUMPED ND:YAG NONPLANARRING OSCILLATORS BY USING RESONANCE-ENHANCEMENT PROPERTIES TO REDUCE THE MODULATION VOLTAGE REQUIREMENTS. IT WILL BE CAPABLE OF HANDLING AN AVERAGE OPTICAL POWER IN EXCESS OF 1 WATT AT MODULATION FREQUENCIES FROM 100 KHZ TO OVER 1 GHZ WITH NEGLIGIBLE INSERTION LOSS.

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