Diode-Pumped Neodymium-Yttria Laser for Ozone Lidar

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNL04AA15C
Agency Tracking Number: 022251
Amount: $599,986.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aculight Corporation
11805 North Creek Parkway S., Suite 113, Bothell, WA, 98011
DUNS: 801518747
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Shannon
 Principal Investigator
 (425) 482-1100
 dave.shannon@aculight.com
Business Contact
 Dennis Lowenthal
Title: Vice President of R&D
Phone: (425) 482-1100
Email: dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The purpose of this program is to develop a compact and efficient ultraviolet laser system for ozone sensing from space. The basis for this system will be a diode-pumped neodymium-yttria (Nd:Y2O3) laser which is frequency-tripled to generate uv light at either 305nm or 315nm. The ability to generate both uv wavelengths from a single frequency-tripled Nd:Y2O3 laser makes this approach potentially 4x more efficient than other approaches. In Phase I, diode-pumped operation of Nd:Y2O3 at 915nm and 947nm was demonstrated for the first time. In Phase II, these preliminary results will be extended and combined with efficient harmonic frequency conversion to develop an efficient and compact ultraviolet laser system.

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