Homogenous Cladding for Tm:YAG Laser Rods

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$670,222.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
25898
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Scientific Materials Corp
310 Icepond Road, Boseman, MT, 59715
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Ralph Hutcheson
(406) 585-3772
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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