CHARACTERIZATION OF ER:CR:GSGG

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4348
Amount: $250,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Peter F Moulton
 (617) 371-2299
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
RECENT STUDIES TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF LAMP-PUMPED SOLID STATE LASERS HAVE SHOWN THAT CHROMIUM (CR) SENSITIZATION OF THE NEODYMIUM (ND) ION IS EFFECTIVE IN THE HOST CRYSTAL GADOLINIUM SCANDIUM GALLIUM GARNET (GSGG). IN THIS PROPOSAL A STUDY WILL BE MADE OF THE CRSENSITIZATION OF ANOTHER RARE-EARTH ION, ERBIUM (ER). BASIC SPECTROSCOPIC MEASUREMENTS ON A CRYSTAL OF ER:CR:GSGG WOULD BE PERFORMED TO DERIVE THE ENERGY-LEVELS OF THER ER ION AS WELL AS THE TRANSFER PARAMETERS FOR THE CR-ER ENERGY EXCHANGE PROCESS. LASER EXPERIMENTS WOULD ALSO BE CARRIED OUT IF THE AVAILABLE CRYSTAL WAS OF SUFFICIENT QUALITY. THE OPERATING EFFICIENCY OF TWO ER TRANSITIONS, AT 1600 AND 2900 NM COULD BE SUBSTANTIALLY IMPROVED IF CR SENSITIZATION PROVED TO BE SIGNIFICANT.

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