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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$493,654.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1993
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
17817
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Lightwave Electronics Corp
1161 San Antonio Road, Mountain View, CA, 94043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr. D.c. Gerstenberger
 (415) 962-0775
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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.

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