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Air-cooled High-power Blue-Green Laser

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70002
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-049-0367
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
135 S. Taylor Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027 0302
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Air-cooled High-power Blue-Green Laser
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00164-05-C-6096
Award Amount: $196,861.00
 

Abstract:

CTI's experience with high energy, mil-spec laser systems makes us keenly aware that the environmental controls for such lasers can be larger, heavier, and more power-hungry than the lasers themselves. The next generation of airborne lasers must address this situation head-on in order for dramatic advances in laser technology to achieve widespread utilization. CTI is taking a fresh look at high power green lasers by removing temperature control requirements from three key subsystems - pump lasers, laser crystal, and doubling crystal. Diode lasers are used as the pump source to obtain the efficiencies necessary in power-limited platforms such as UAVs. Our design process is prioritized by the weight and power consumption goals of the Navy, and utilizes several recently demonstrated innovative CTI technologies that enable compact, high beam-quality, high-energy output. Phase I provided a detailed laser design and critical validation demonstrations. Phase II will design and deliver a 4 W breadboard transmitter for further Navy laboratory testing. The effort will extensively leverage multiple existing CTI programs, including a MARCOR SYSCOM program for surf zone mine detection, that are developing these technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher S. Wood
Research Scientist
3036042000
Chris.Wood@ctilidar.com

Business Contact:

Tim Carrig
Director of Research & De
3036042000
Tim.Carrig@ctilidar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
135 S. Taylor Avenue Louisville, CO 80027

EIN/Tax ID: 840953476
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No