Single Frequency Narrow Linewidth 2 Micron Laser

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,998.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CG99P
Agency Tracking Number:
104234
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Princeton Optronics, Inc.
NJ, Mercerville, NJ, 08619-2054
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
602750358
Principal Investigator:
Laury Watkins
Principal Investigator
(609) 584-9696
lwatkins@princetonoptronics.com
Business Contact:
Narayan Bhatta
Business Official
(609) 584-9696
nbhatta@princetonoptronics.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
NASA needs narrow linewidth lasers in the 1.5 or 2 micron wavelength regime for coherent Lidar applications. The laser should be tunable by several nm and frequency modulated by 5GHz. Princeton Optronics has developed ultra-stable narrow linewidth diode pumped solid state lasers at 1550nm and has demonstrated frequency modulation with such lasers. In this SBIR, we propose to develop a Tm:YAG material based diode pumped solid state laser with a narrow line width which would be tunable and capable of frequency modulation by 5GHz. By the end of the SBIR program we plan to develop a prototype 2 micron laser which is tunable and has very narrow linewidth in a small package. The package with the device would be space qualified and commercialized after development.

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