A Compact X-Ray Laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$59,938.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
31971
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Tetra Corp
3701 Hawkins St., NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Chris M. Young
(505) 345-8623
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The advanced technology described in this proposal promises to increase the performance of laboratory and, specifically, tabletop x-ray lasers by up to an order of magnitude. Such gains in performance coupled with compact technology will lead to the introduction of the world s first table-top, commercial x-ray laser. Tetra proposes to develop an advanced driver for the laboratory laser based upon an advanced pulsed power topology. This topology offers high energy storage density, short pulse width, high voltage gain, and extremely high pumping power. The proposed technology is capable of delivering pulsed powers which are nearly an order of magnitude greater than what has been achieved to date in similar systems. High pump powers and fast pulse risetimes are the key to making laboratory x-ray lasers work.

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