Diode-Pumped Neodymium-Yttria Laser for Ozone Lidar

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,986.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNL04AA15C
Award Id:
63584
Agency Tracking Number:
022251
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11805 North Creek Parkway S., Suite 113, Bothell, WA, 98011
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
801518747
Principal Investigator:
David Shannon
Principal Investigator
(425) 482-1100
dave.shannon@aculight.com
Business Contact:
Dennis Lowenthal
Vice President of R&D
(425) 482-1100
dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Research Institute:
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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