DIFFERENTIAL ABSORPTION LIDAR (DIAL) USING A BROADLY TUNABLE CR:LISAF LASER

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$64,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1994
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
27491
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Schwartz Electro-optics Inc.
3404 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32804
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Madhu Acharekar
 (407) 298-1802
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THERE ARE MANY APPLICATIONS FOR A TUNABLE COHERENT 390 NM TO 3.5 M SOURCE BUT THERE ARE NO TUNABLE LASER SOURCES AND VERY FEW DISCRETE LASER LINES IN THIS REGION. BY USING A TITANIUM SAPPHIRE LASER AND FREQUENCY DOUBLING THERE IS LIMITED TUNABILITY BUT THIS APPROACH SUFFERS FROM POOR CONVERSION EFFICIENCY, LARGE SIZE, AND WEIGHT. RESEARCHERS ARE DEVELOPING A CR:LISAF LASER OPERATING AT 0.78-1.0 MUM AS A PUMP LASER FOR AN OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATOR (OPO) AND A SECOND HARMONIC GENERATOR (SHG) FOR THE GENERATION OF 0.39-3.5 MUM TUNABLE SOURCE. A HIGH POWER FLASHLAMP PUMPED Q-SWITCHED CR:LISAF LASER WILL BE USED ALSO. THE CONCEPT OF PUMPING CR:LISAF WITH A LASER DIODE TO REDUCE LASER SIZE AND WEIGHT AND IMPROVE RELIABILITY WILL BE EVALUATED.

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