THE PROGRAM PROPOSED HERE WILL STUDY THE PROPERTIES OF A POTENTIAL NEAR-INFRARED-WAVELENGTH, TUNABLE SOLID STATE LASER.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,657.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4347
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Schwartz Electro-optics Inc
45 Winthrop St, Concord, MA, 01742
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR PETER F MOULTON
(617) 371-2299
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROGRAM PROPOSED HERE WILL STUDY THE PROPERTIES OF A POTENTIAL NEAR-INFRARED-WAVELENGTH, TUNABLE SOLID STATE LASER. THE ACTIVE ION, TRIVALENT TITANIUM, HAS PREVIOUSLY DEMONSTRATED BROADLY TUNABLE OPERATION IN THE HOST CRYSTAL SAPPHIRE, BUT IS CHARACTERIZED BY AN UPPER-STATE LIFETIME TOO SHORT FOR PUMPING BY CONVENTIONAL FLASHLAMPS. IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO OBTAIN A LONGER LIFETIME FROM TITANIUM IN ANOTHER HOST, MAGNESIUM ALUMINATE. SPECTROSCOPIC MEASUREMENTS ON CRYSTALS OF TITANIUM-DOPED MAGNESIUM ALUMINATE WILL BE PERFORMED, AND THE POTENTIAL FOR OBTAINING BROADLY TUNABLE, EFFICIENT, LAMPPUMPED OPERATION WILL BE ASSESSED BASED ON THE MEASUREMENTS.

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