A Compact Self-Switching/Modulation 2 micron Ceramic Laser

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10RA73P
Agency Tracking Number: 095951
Amount: $99,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Boston Applied Technologies, Inc.
6F Gill Street, Woburn, MA, 01801-1721
DUNS: 114584175
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Run Zhang
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 935-2800
 rzhang@bostonati.com
Business Contact
 Yingyin Zou
Title: Business Official
Phone: (781) 935-2800
Email: kzou@bostonati.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
For remote sensing of laser/lidar technology and global environment monitoring applications, the pulsed coherent Doppler lidars are of considerable contemporary interest as an effective tool. At present, the coherent 2-ƒÝm laser radar has been used to replaced CO2 gas laser (10.6-ƒÝm) for its higher spatial and velocity resolution. Considering the commercial 2 micron laser systems are complex and expensive, Boston Applied Technologies proposes a new laser gain medium by a revolutionary ceramic laser material technology where the host ceramic is highly transparent, active and possess electro-optic character itself. By doping with specified rare earth ions, it is easily to reach the 2-ƒÝm emission. The resultant laser transmitter will be an all solid-state, diode-pumped, room-temperature operation, 2 micron laser system producing laser pulses of 2 to 200 mJ at 10 to 200 Hz repetition rate. This all diode-pumped laser will be compact, reliable, cost-effective and also capable of operating in aircraft and planetary environmental extremes.

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