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RAMAN COVERTED MID-IR LASER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
2325
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2325
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ABIOMED, INC.
22 CHERRY HILL DRIVE DANVERS, MA 01923-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: RAMAN COVERTED MID-IR LASER
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PULSED MID-IR LASER IN THE 3.5 TO 4.1 MICROMETER ATMOSPHERIC TRANSMISSION WINDOW. SUCH SPECTRAL SOURCE IS RELEVANT TO A VARIETY OF TACTICAL APPLICATIONS. THE DF CHEMICAL LASER HAS BEEN THE CHOICE, BUT SUFFERS FROM WASTE FUEL MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS. NO OTHER EFFICIENT DIRECT LASING SOURCE IS AVAILABLE. TO OBTAIN SUCH A SOURCE, WE PROPOSE THE USE OF 1.06 MICROMETER (ND LASER) AND A COMBINATION OF RAMAN SHIFTING GASES SUCH AS HYDROGEN, HYDROGEN HALIDES AND THEIR ISOTOPIC MEMBERS. THIS APPROACH IS FEASIBLE DUE TO CURRENT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE EFFICIENCY OF ND ION LASING IN GGG HOST CO-DOPED WITH CR ION, AND THE DEMONSTRATED EFFICIENCY OF THE RAMAN SHIFTING PROCESS. THE KEY TO THE ATTAINMENT OF THE DESIRED WAVELENGTH BAND IS THE MAGNITUDE OF THE GAIN COEFFICIENTS OF THE PROPOSED HALIDE GASES. THE PRIMARY TASK OF THIS PHASE I EFFORT IS THE DEMONSTRATION OF POTENTIAL EFFICIENT CONVERSION IN THESE GASES. SYSTEM DESIGN FOR A PHASE II PROTOTYPE SYSTEM WILL ALSO BE CONDUCTED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Robert T V King
6177775411

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Abiomed
33 Cherry Hill Dr Danvers, MA 01923

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No