INNOVATIVE HEAD DESIGNS FOR COMPACT, FLASHLAMP-PUMPED DYE LASERS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15142
Amount: $49,876.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Science Research Labatory Inc
15 Ward Street, Somerville, MA, 02143
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Stephen Fulghum
 Principal Investigator
 (617) 547-1122
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THIS SBIR PROPOSES TWO INNOVATIVES LASER HEAD DESIGNS, BASED ON WAVEGUIDE ANMD ZIG-ZAG OPTICAL CAVITIES, FOR ARMY FLASHLAMP-PUMPED DYE LASER SYSTEMS. THESE DESIGNS WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE DELITERIOUS EFFECTS OF REFRACTIVE INDEX CHANGES DUE TO DYE SOLVENT HEATING. ANALYSES INDICATE THAT 50% INCREASES IN LASER EFFICIENCY, NEAR-DIFFRACTION-LIMITED OPTICAL BEAMS, FACTORS OF TWO INCREASES IN LASER POWER AND SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE DYE FLOW REQUIREMENTS CAN BE ACHIEVED. AN ANALYTICAL COMPARISON OF THE TWO DESIGNS WILL BE MADE IN PHASE I, LEADING TO AN ENGINEERING DESIGN FOR A SINGLE PROTOTYPE HEAD DESIGN FOR PHASE II IMPLEMENTATION.

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