LASER TUNING BASED ON WAVELENGTH-DEPENDENT RESONANT LOSES

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 21557
Amount: $49,643.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Lightwave Electronics Corp.
1161 San Antonio Rd, Mt View, CA, 94043
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Will Grossman
 (415) 962-0755
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Abstract
TUNING THE WAVELENGTH OF LASERS IS BASIC TO MANY USES OF LIGHT. RESEARCHERS ARE DESIGNING A NEW MECHANISM FOR ELECTRONICALLY TUNING LASERS TO MAKE MORE RAPIDLY TUNABLE LASERS THAT ARE EFFICIENT AND RELIABLE. THE TUNING METHOD SUPPRESES UNWANTED LONGITUDINAL CAVITY MODES, OR EQUIVALENTLY UNWANTED WAVELENGTHS. THE LOSS MECHANISM IS BASED ON A COUPLING BETWEEN A LASER CAVITY'S FUNDAMENTAL TRANSVERSE MODE AND A HIGHER-ORDER HIGHER-LOSS TRANSVERSE MODE OF THE SAME LASER CAVITY. RESEARCHERS ARE PRODUCING TUNABLE CONTINUOUSLY-EMITTING AND PULSED LASERS RELEVANT TO A WIDE RANGE OF RESEARCH AND MEASUREMENT APPLICATIONS.

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