High Efficiency Mid-Infrared Solid State Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F29601-01-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: 001NM-3902
Amount: $465,102.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
AC MATERIALS, INC.
2721 Forstyh Road, Suite 264, Winter Park, FL, 32792
DUNS: 052877052
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Arlete Cassanho
 President
 (407) 679-3395
 acm@gdi.net
Business Contact
 Arlete Cassanho
Title: President
Phone: (407) 679-3395
Email: acm@gdi.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
AC Materials proposes development of a 4 micron Ho:BaY2F8 laser pumped by a Cr:LISAF laser in response to Air Force needs for an efficient pulsed source in the 3-5 micron region. Under the Phase I program lasing at 3.9 micron was demonstrated, with over 30mJ power per pulse. The Phase II effort will be optimization of this Ho laser. Crystal growth of Cr:LiSAF and Ho:BYF will be advanced to enable production of optimized laser crystals. With the optimization of the crystals and cavity geometry, theresulting laser system is expected to provide 200 mJ at 3.9 micron, with a repetition rate of 10 Hz, and acceptable beam quality.

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