Shasta Crystals, Inc.

1750 Cesar Chavez Unit J,
San Francisco, CA 94124
http://www.shastacrystals.com

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 5
Total Value of Awards $993K
First Award Date 01/01/09
Most Recent Award Date 10/01/15

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Maxwell Gisele Maxwell 6 Message

5 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A15-016
Budget: 10/01/15 - 03/31/16

Using a combination of their Laser Heated Pedestal Growth and Sol-gel technologies, Shasta Crystals proposes to develop coilable true double-clad fully crystalline ytterbium or erbium-doped fibers as gain media for high-energy lasers for directed energy weapons. The U.S. Army desires to replace glass fibers with coilable single-crystal fibers of...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: NM-2012
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate the technical feasibility of the growth of coilable single-crystal fibers of doped yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) of sufficient quality to improve the performance of high-power fiber lasers. Single crystal fibers are an intermediate between laser crystals and doped glass fib...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: AM2-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate the technical feasibility of growing potassium lithium niobate (KLN) frequency doubling crystals for blue and ultraviolet (UV) laser applications. The incorporation of frequency-doubling crystals composed of KLN, a non-linear optical material with desirable properti...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: D5-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will demonstrate how to reduce the cost of manufacturing magnesium-doped lithium niobate (Mg:LiNbO3) crystals by more than an order of magnitude. Frequency-doubling crystals, such as Mg:LiNbO3 can convert 1064-nm light from an infrared laser to 532-nm (green) light. However, LiNbO3 ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of growing high-quality fibers of periodically poled Mg-doped LiNbO3 for visible light generation, by a modified version of the laser heated pedestal growth (LHPG) method. Other methods used to grow these crystals have proven to be very expensive and ...