Homogenous Cladding for Tm:YAG Laser Rods

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 25898
Amount: $670,222.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Scientific Materials Corp
310 Icepond Road, Boseman, MT, 59715
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mr. Ralph Hutcheson
 (406) 585-3772
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
Several laser designers have requested Scientific Materials Corporation (SM) to consider methods to achieve a cladding for Tm:YAG diode pumped laser rods. SM has looked at several mechanical methods and concluded mechanical systems are impractical. In the early 1960's the PI of this program developed techniques to grow overlays of sapphire on ruby. These rods were used to c-w pump ruby and they worked. This proposal extends that work to provide a homogeneous cladding for Tm:YAG laser rods. These rods should have the advantage of the earlier ruby rods; improved pump coupling, less thermal lensing, and reduced secondary modes.

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