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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0274
Agency Tracking Number: A11A-005-0278
Amount: $99,924.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11a-T005
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, -
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jing Ma
 Principal Engineer
 (781) 935-1200
 jma@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Amanda Contardo
Title: Administrative Assistant
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: 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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