EXTERNAL PHASE OR AMPLITUDE MODULATOR FOR LASERS

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$496,386.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
17121
Agency Tracking Number:
17121
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1161 San Antonio Rd, Mountain View, CA, 94043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
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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