Diode-Pumped Continuous Wave 266 nm Laser Source

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$704,600.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
28027
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Lightwave Electronics Corp
1161 San Antonio Rd., Mountain View, CA, 94043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. D.c. Gerstenberger
(415) 962-0755
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The object of this Phase I program is to design a continuous wave (cw) 266nm ultraviolet (uv) source using frequency-doubling of diode-pumped 532nm lasers. A primary component of the design will be efficient conversion of the 532nm light to 266nm in an external resonant optical cavity containing an appropriate nonlinear crystal. We will experimentally evaluate and compare design concepts using ammonium dihydrogen phosphate (ADP), deuterated potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KD*P) and barium borate (BBO) as nonlinear materials. The long range goal of this program is to develop a compact and efficient cw 266nm laser source in the 100mW to 1.0 W power range using diode-pumped solid-state lasers.

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