Compact and efficient ultraviolet laser for astrobiology

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNG04CA85C
Agency Tracking Number:
033086
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
801518747
Principal Investigator
 David Gerstenberger
 Principal Investigator
 (425) 482-1100
 daveg@aculight.com
Business Contact
 Dennis Lowenthal
Title: Business Official
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 for use in space-based uv-Raman instruments. The basis for this system will be a diode-pumped neodymium-yttria (Nd:Y2O3) ceramic laser which is frequency-quadrupled to generate uv light at 237nm. The unique combination of a low-cost and robust ceramic laser with efficient 4th harmonic generation will provide an ideal ultraviolet source for NASA missions to planets and moons in the Solar System.

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