Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 00-33610-9442
Agency Tracking Number: 2000-03099
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2000
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
95 South Main Street, St. Albans, VT, 05478
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shanna Ratner
 (802) 524-6141
Business Contact
 Shanna Ratner
Title: President
Phone: (802) 524-6141
Email: yellow2@together.net
Research Institution
Not Available We propose to construct and test a highly efficient diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser based on the novel design of a conductively cooled prismatic pumping cavity with direct side-pumping of the active rod element. We believe that the use of this advanced prismatic pumping cavity will allow us to achieve highly efficient operation (as compared with currently used pump cavity designs) in CW as well as in quasi-CW regimes and at the same time provide efficient conductive cooling of the Nd:YLF rod. This study will provide the means for construction of a compact efficient laser source with output average power scalable up to 150 W in TEMoo mode or up to 250 W in multimode regime. We estimate the real efficiency of the laser to be on the order of 45-50%.

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