Compact Solid State Deep Ultraviolet (UV) laser for Raman detection of CB agents

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-11-C-0057
Agency Tracking Number:
C111-105-0115
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD11-105
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Snake Creek Lasers, LLC
26741 State Route 267, Suite 2, Friendsville, PA, 18818
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
363572004
Principal Investigator:
David Brown
Presidet/CTO
(570) 879-4992
dbrown@snakecreeklasers.com
Business Contact:
Lisa Vitali
Vice President
(570) 879-6869
lvitali@snakecreeklasers.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This topic addresses the need for compact efficient solid-state deep ultraviolet (UV) lasers operating in the wavelength range of 220-250 nm, for use in Raman systems for chemical and biological detection. The laser to be developed would also be very useful in the detection of explosives. We propose to develop an efficient 946 Q-switched nm laser system that is efficiently quadrupled to 236.5 nm. The laser system will produce excellent beam-quality and high pulse energy. It will operate single longitudinal and transverse mode. During Phase I we will generate a detailed design for the compact deep UV laser, complete experimental testing of candidate nonlinear crystals to be used for deep UV generation using existing high power lasers, generate detailed engineering device drawings for a Phase II demonstration, and develop a technology roadmap leading to a compact, efficient deep UV laser system with a volume of<1800 in3 and a weight<25 pounds. In the Phase I option we propose to demonstrate an integrated long-pulse Q-switched Nd:YAG laser that operates in both single longitudinal and transverse modes.

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