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Company Information:

Company Name: Laser Operations, LLC
City: Sylmar
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (818) 986-0000

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $476,853.00 5
SBIR Phase II $728,088.00 1

Award List:

Eye-safe fiber-coupled laser pumps for high power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Ungar, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $69,290.00
Abstract:
Pump diode modules operating at 15xx nm for eye-safe fiber lasers with extremely high spatial and spectral brightness and good efficiency are proposed. Key elements include arrays of high power single-mode single-frequency diodes and efficient thermal management techniques.

Spectrally Narrowed Pump Diode Arrays for Diode Pumped Alkali Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Ungar, Chief Technology Officer – (818) 482-0729
Award Amount: $99,630.00
Abstract:
Diode-pumped Alkali Lasers (DPAL) have recently gained attention as highly-efficient lasers due to the very small energy differences between the pump and lasing levels (2% for Rb and 5% for Cs). Pump arrays with narrow spectral outputs with linewidths below 0.2 nm and which can be accurately tuned… More

Spectrally narrowed high operating temperature pumps for eye-safe laser weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Ungar, Chief Technology Officer – (818) 482-0729
Award Amount: $728,088.00
Abstract:
Efficient electrically pumped eye-safe lasers for battlefield applications require high brightness, spectrally stabilized fiber-coupled pump lasers emitting near 1500 nm. Existing 1500 nm pump lasers are spectrally unstabilized, have poor efficiency and brightness and require cooling. Using new… More

Ultra-Bright Diode Laser Emitters for Pumping High-Power Fiber Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Ungar, Chief Technology Officer – (818) 986-0000
Award Amount: $149,135.00
Abstract:
High brightness directed energy lasers based on combining beams generated by fiber lasers and amplifiers require fiber-coupled 976 nm diode laser pumps with spatial and spectral brightness that exceed current state-of-the-art. We will meet these requirements by adapting 1060 nm MOPA designs with… More

High-Efficiency, High-Temperature Laser Diodes for Naval High-Energy Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Ungar, Chief Technology Officer – (818) 986-0000
Award Amount: $79,683.00
Abstract:
Recent advances in diode laser quantum-well designs have demonstrated significantly increased operating temperatures with good efficiency at wavelengths ranging from 808 to 1500 nm. Similar quantum-well designs will be adapted to 976 nm with the goal of achieving 70% wallplug efficiency at 80 C.

High Efficiency 808 nm Laser Pump Diode Arrays with Excellent Beam Quality

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Ungar, Chief Technology Officer – (818) 986-0000
Award Amount: $79,115.00
Abstract:
As part of an effort funded by HEL-JTO, we recently demonstrated advanced quantum well diode laser designs with enhanced confinement operating at 1500 nm that substantially advanced the state-of-the-art with regard to efficiency, high operating temperature and beam quality. Similar enhanced… More