Press Release April 21, 2010

Shasta Crystals receives $150,000 SBIR Grant from the NSF

Source: Shasta Crystals
On Wednesday, April 21, 2010

ANDERSON, CA – Shasta Crystals announced today that it has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for the Phase I project entitled: “Potassium Lithium Niobate (KLN) grown by Modified Laser Heated Pedestal Growth technique for blue and UV laser applications.”

“This grant will allow us to further develop the KLN crystal, test its conversion efficiency and determine an ideal composition to achieve phasematching. This material has a number of advantages over other non-linear optical crystals and we hope to see it gain commercial acceptance,” said Gisele Maxwell, Shasta Crystals’ founder and CEO.

Shasta Crystals is a crystal growth company located in Northern California. Its versatile crystal growth technology allows the production of a wide variety of crystal products. Products include nonlinear optical crystals for visible lasers and YAG for infrared lasers. The Company was founded on the basis of proprietary technological breakthroughs that decrease process time, improve crystal quality and lower the cost of production.

Contact:
Shasta Crystals
Kevin McCarthy
530-378-0395
kmccarthy@shastacrystals.com