Electronically Tunable, Simultaneous Output, Multi-wavelength Solid State Laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$583,151.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
27799
Agency Tracking Number:
27799
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
8380 Miralani Drive, San Diego, CA, 92126
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Barry A. Swartz, Phd
(619) 566-7850
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A novel approach to providing tunable, multi-wavelength output for use in multispectral and hyperspectral imaging systems is described. The system uses a hybrid laser which is composed of a Nd:YAG and a Cr:LiSAF laser rod in the same flash lamp pump cavity. Since the absorption bands for the two rods are different, the flash lamp light is much better utilized and the laser system can be much more efficient. In addition, simultaneous output occurs. Rapid, electrically controlled tuning of the Cr:LiSAF laser is achieved through the use of a novel electro-optically tuned Solc filter. Harmonic and sum frequency generation, which is dispersively phase match tuning-compensated, results in output wavelengths from the UV to IR.

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