A Compact and Efficient Violet Laser Source

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26065
Amount: $60,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Light Wave Electronics Corp
1161 San Antonio Road, Mountain View, CA, 94043
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. D.c. Gerstenberger
 (415) 962-0755
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
Efficient laser source in the violet portion (jf the visible spectrum near 430rm. One especially interesting application is high deiisity optical data storage. TkLs Phase I program will investigate compact and efficient laser sources in the 43Onm violet spectral range by frequency-doubling C^^ single-rnode AIGaAs diode lasers in external resonant doublers. The prijimry objective of i^his Phase I program is to develop and evaluate a novel monolithic frequency-doubler design. This desigTi should miniiRize light which is coupled from the frequency-doubler back into t-he diode laser, which would otherwise destabilize the laser. If successful, this aI)proach would eliminate the need for an optical isolator, wh:Lch is the largest and one of the more expensive components in present frequency- doubled diode schemes. This could provide3foz^ the development of a compact violet laser source with a volume of the order of lOOcm arid with a significant improvement in conversion efficiency over alternate approachEis .

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