NEW Q-SWITCHED DEVICES FOR INFRARED SOLID STATE LASERS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,995.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
17364
Agency Tracking Number:
17364
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4451-b Enterprise Court, Melbourne, FL, 32934
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Eddie Young
President
(407) 259-2090
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
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Abstract
SIGNIFICANT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IS BEING CONDUCTED IN NEAR INFRARED AND INFRARED LASERS WITH AN EMPHASIS ON Q-SWITCHED PULSED LASERS. THIS PRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THREE NEW Q-SWITCH DEVICES FOR LASERS OPERATING IN THE ONE TO THREE MICRON REGION. SPECIFICALLY, WE PROPOSE THREE NEW DEVICES. FIRST, IS A NEWBREWSTER WINDOW "ZIG ZAG" ACOUSTO-OPTIC Q-SWITCH DEVICE SUITABLE FOR MULTI-WAVELENGTH LASER OPERATION WHICH CAN BE INSERTED IN TO THE LASER CAVITY WITHOUT REQUIRING MAJOR REALIGNMENT. THE SECOND Q-SWITCH DEVICE ALSO WORKS IN THE ZIG ZAG CONFIGURATION, BUT UTILIZES THE GRATING ELECTRO-OPTIC EFFECT FOR ULTRA FAST (UP TO A FEW NANOSECONDS) SWITCHING AT A MUCH LOWER DRIVE VOLTAGE THAN CONVENTIONAL ELECTRO-OPTIC Q-SWITCHES. THE THIRD Q-SWITCH DEVICE ALLOWS A VERY SIMPLE SINGLE FREQUENCY LASER CAVITY, AND THIS NEW LASER WILL PRODUCE AN EXTREMELY STABLE AND LOW NOISE OUTPUT BEAM. NEOS HAS TEAMED WITH TWO LASER MANUFACTURERS TO ASSIST IN TESTING, PRODUCT PLANNING AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF THESE PRODUCTS.

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