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Novel Solid State Lasers for Space-Based Water Vapor DIAL

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX15CL34P
Agency Tracking Number: 154086
Amount: $124,753.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-06-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-12-17
Small Business Information
13605 Dulles Technology Drive
Herndon, VA 20171-4603
United States
DUNS: 107940207
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brian Mathason
 Senior Laser Engineer
 (703) 471-7671
 bmathason@fibertek.com
Business Contact
 Tracy Perinis
Title: Business Official
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Email: tperinis@fibertek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Fibertek, Inc. proposes to develop a novel laser source designed to meet the needs of planned space-based atmospheric water-vapor (WV) differential absorption lidar (DIAL) instruments. Our approach is based on frequency doubling the output wavelength of efficient near-infrared (NIR) solid-state laser materials doped with rare earth ions that can be efficiently pumped by high-brightness semiconductor laser diodes. In our Phase I program we will also demonstrate a novel resonator, designed to reduce the pulse width and increase the extraction efficiency on low-gain, three-level laser transitions. Our proposed innovation has the potential for improving the operating efficiency of water-vapor DIAL laser transmitters by about a factor of two compared to current lasers.

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