Ultra compact, efficient, and reliable GaN based deep UV laser for Raman spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,924.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-11-C-0274
Agency Tracking Number:
A11A-005-0278
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11a-T005
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Jing Ma
Principal Engineer
(781) 935-1200
jma@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Amanda Contardo
Administrative Assistant
(781) 935-1200
acontardo@agiltron.com
Research Institution:
University of Arizona
Leslie P Tolbert
PO Box 3308
Tucson, AZ, 85721-0000
(520) 626-6000
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Leveraging Agiltron"s industrial leading developments and production of Raman instruments, external cavity laser and nonlinear optical components, we propose to develop a new class of high performance compact deep ultraviolet (UV) laser for Raman spectroscopy. The approach is closely coupled with recent progress in GaN blue laser and external resonator enhanced second harmonic generation (SHG) to push the deep UV laser performance well beyond current state-of-the-art. The proposed deep UV laser incorporates a GaN based external cavity laser with resonator enhanced SHG. This innovative design has multiple improvements that overcome the deficiencies associated with conventional approaches in system size and wall plug efficiency. The technical approach will be proved in Phase I through numerical analysis, design and experimentation. A compact prototype deep UV laser will be produced in Phase II for delivery to Army.

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