INNOVATIVE HEAD DESIGNS FOR COMPACT, FLASHLAMP-PUMPED DYE LASERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,876.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
15142
Agency Tracking Number:
15142
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15 Ward Street, Somerville, MA, 02143
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Stephen Fulghum
Principal Investigator
(617) 547-1122
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
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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