CONTINUOUS WAVE SINGLE-FREQUENCY 1.5 UM TO 5 UM OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATORS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$493,654.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
17817
Agency Tracking Number:
17817
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1161 San Antonio Road, Mountain View, CA, 94043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. D.c. Gerstenberger
(415) 962-0775
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROGRAM WILL INVESTIGATE CONTINUOUS-WAVE OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATORS (OPOS) IN THE 1.5 TO 5 UM SPECTRAL RANGE AS TUNABLE SOURCES SUITABLE FOR COHERENT LASER RADAR. DIODE-PUMPED CW SINGLE-FREQUENCY ND:YAG LASERS OPERATING AT 1.064 UM WILL BE USED AS PUMP SOURCES. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL CONSIDER POTASSIUM TITANYL PHOSPHATE (KTP) AND PERIODICALLY-POLED LITHIUM NIOBATE AS POSSIBLE MATERIALS FOR OPOS. PHASE I WILL INCLUDE EXPERIMENTAL DETERMINATION OF THE OPTICAL LOSSES OF KTP CRYSTALS NEAR 2 UM, MEASUREMENT OF THE PARAMETRIC GAIN FOR 2 UM LIGHT IN KTP USING A DIODE-PUMPED, HIGH POWER, CW SIGNLE-FREQUENCY 1.064 UM PUMP LASER AND DESIGN OF AN OPO USING KTP. PHASE I WILL ALSO ESTIMATE THE PERFORMANCE OF PERIODICALLY-POLED LITHIUM NIOBATE (REQUIRED PERIODICITY OF DOMAIN REVERSAL, PARAMETRIC GAIN, TUNABILITY) AS AN OPO IN THIS SPECTRAL REGION.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government