REMOTE SENSING USING AN AGGASE2 OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATOR

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,844.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
21707
Agency Tracking Number:
21707
Solicitation Year:
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Solicitation Topic Code:
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Solicitation Number:
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Small Business Information
3404 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32804
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Madhu Acharekar
(407) 298-1802
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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Abstract
BECAUSE MAN IS LEARNING THAT THE EARTH'S ENVIRONMENT IS A FRAGILE SYSTEM, THE NEED FOR UNDERSTANDING MAN'S EFFECTS ON THIS SYSTEM IS GREATER THAN EVER. AN IDEAL METHOD TO OBTAIN VALUABLE INFORMATION ON ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTANTS IS THROUGH THE USE OF LIDAR. RESEARCHERS ARE USING A Q-SWITCHED HO:YAG LASER TO PUMP AN OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATOR (OPO) WITH SILVER GALLIUM SELENIDE (AGGASE2) NONLINEAR CRYSTAL AS THE GAIN MEDIUM FOR THE GENERATION OF CONTINUOUSLY TUNABLE OUTPUT FROM 3 UM TO 12 UM. THIS LASER SYSTEM IS USED AS THE TRANSMITTER FOR A LIDAR SYSTEM TO DETECT ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTANTS. RESEARCHERS ARE DEVELOPING AN OPO SYSTEM TUNABLE FROM 3 TO 12 UM AND SOME PRELIMINARY LIDAR MEASUREMENTS.

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