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Company Name:
PHOTERA TECHNOLOGIES
Address:
12777 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone:
(858) 755-8855
URL:
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EIN:
593622660
DUNS:
128206260
Number of Employees:
11
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
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Has had Spin-off?:
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Has Had IPO?:
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Year of IPO:
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Has Patents?:
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$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,469,395.00 51
SBIR Phase II $12,011,641.00 20

Award List:

MIDIR LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,943.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr douglas tanimoto
Abstract:
Advances in sensor technology have led to a proliferation of electrooptical systems operating in the mid-infrared (3 to 5 microns). examples are search and track sets, missile seekers, laser designators, and high energy lasers. to counter enemy use of such systems, jamming and collection systems… More

FRACTURE ANALYSIS OF ZNSE AND ZNS FOR REDUCTION OF SUB-SURFACE DAMAGE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,368.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Philip C Baker
Abstract:
N/a

FRACTURE ANALYSIS OF ZNSE AND ZNS FOR REDUCTION OF SUB-SURFACE DAMAGE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Philip C Baker
Abstract:
Conventional processing of polycrystalline materials that have been grown using cvd methods is not well understood in terms of the subsurface damage caused by the fabrication processing. the crystal structure of the znse and the zns, when cvd is used, has at least two crystal orientations that are… More

DEVELOPMENT OF COATINGS FOR IMPROVED IR DETECTOR EFFICIENCY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr j earl rudisill
Abstract:
The performance of long wavelength infrared detectors could be significantly enhanced if it was possible to deposit anti-relective (ar) coatings directly upon the surface of these detectors. application of ar coatings could (1) greatly reduce reflectance losses (30-35%) incurred at the uncoated… More

DUAL WAVELENGTH LASER CUTTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr douglas tanimoto
Abstract:
The ability to cut very small and very precise holes has been developed, to some degree, by anisimov, et al(1). the technique used was the combination of two or more lasers in order to drill very clean holes. that is, holes that have virtually no kerf and maintain dimensionality through the… More

FAR INFRARED LASER COUNTERMEASURES (FIRLCM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr Douglas Tanimoto
Abstract:
N/a

DIGITAL IMAGE PROFILERS FOR DETECTING FAINT SOURCES WHICH HAVE BRIGHT COMPANIONS.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,962.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Graham Flint
Abstract:
N/a

ELECTRO-OPTICALLY TUNABLE MID-INFRARED SOLID STATE LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Douglas Tanimoto
Abstract:
N/a

ELECTRO-OPTICALLY TUNABLE MID-INFRARED SOLID STATE LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,748.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Douglas Tanimoto
Abstract:
With the increasing threat of multi-spectral infrared seekers, lasers capable of producing multiple tunable outputs in the mid-infrared are desirable for active countermeasures implementation. a frequency agile solid state laser system is proposed which incorporates novel tuning methods which… More

FAR INFRARED LASER COUNTERMEASURES (FIRLCM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$409,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr Douglas Tanimoto
Abstract:
Advances in co2 laser and sensor technology have led to a proliferation of tactical systems operating in the far infrared spectral region (8-12 microns). some examples are laser rangefinders, designators, beamriders, search track sets, communicators, radar and perhaps high energy laser weapons. to… More

DIGITAL IMAGE PROFILERS FOR DETECTING FAINT SOURCES WHICH HAVE BRIGHT COMPANIONS.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$492,153.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Graham Flint
Abstract:
An image processing system is proposed which offers the potential for detecting extremely faint optical sources which are located in close proximity to bright companion sources. for example, when used in conjunction with a spacebased one meter telescope, the proposed system should permitthe… More

TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGE PROFILER FOR SPACECRAFT IDENTIFICATION (TIPSI)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Graham Flint
Abstract:
N/a

TWO-AXIS CONFORMAL OPTICAL SENSOR (TACOS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Graham Flint , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Many military laser systems have been deployed and more are expectedi future. some examples of such systems include laser target designator finders, and laser radar. in order to effectively defend/counter systems, it is advantageous to possess the ability to detect/identify characteristics of the… More

ELECTRO-OPTICALLY Q-SWITCHED MICROCHIP LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Maurice Pessot , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Microchip lasers hold the potential for low cost, mass producible, single frequency sources which can be configured into linear and two dimensional arrays. laser power research has devised a method by which microchip lasers may be q-switched to produce subnanosecond, kilowatt peak power pulses. at… More

FAST RELIABLE ELECTRO-OPTIC MODULATION TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,847.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
A versatile, high-voltage pulse generator that has been designed for pockels-cell driver applications will be developed. the device is capable of producing fast rise and fall times, and provides for high repetition frequency operation. the novel system is based on a hybrid technology incorporating a… More

HIGH REALISM FILTER FOR THE SIMULATION OF INSTRUMENT METEOROLIGICAL CONDITIONS IN THE T-45 FRONT COCKPIT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Graham Flint
Abstract:
N/a

SEMICONDUCTOR LASER EXCITED UPCONVERSION TRANSITIONS IN HOLMIUM (SLEUTH)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Bradley Mells , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

DYNAMIC EVALUATION OF ASPHERIC SURFACES IN REAL TIME

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Graham Flint
Abstract:
N/a

FREQUENCY STABILIZED MICROLASER LOCAL OSCILLATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,527.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Boyd
Abstract:
N/a

SEMICONDUCTOR LASER EXCITED UPCONVERSION TRANSITIONS IN HOLMIUM (SLEUTH)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$245,722.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Bradley Mells , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A blue-green laser is proposed which implements upconversion energy transfer processes to excite the 5g6 5i8 laser transition in ho3+ is highly promising for submarine communications applications as the wavelength of this transition is extremely close to the 6s1/2 7p3/2 resonant adsorption in cesium… More

Diode Pumped Parametric Oscillator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,786.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Maurice Pessot
Abstract:
Direct pumping of an OPO by diode laser represents the most desirable and most efficient configuration for a parametric source in the mid-infrared. Combining recent advances in single frequency diode lasers with advanced nonlinear materials offering advantageous phase matching properties, we propose… More

HIGH REALISM FILTER FOR THE SIMULATION OF INSTRUMENT METEOROLIGICAL CONDITIONS IN THE T-45 FRONT COCKPIT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$733,323.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Graham Flint
Abstract:
The scope of our proposed phase i engineering development program includes full-scale laboratory testing of a wraparound filter, followed by ground testing of a conformal prototype withinthe cockpit of a t-45 aircraft.

A NARROW LINEWIDTH FREQUENCY STABILIZED MICROLASER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$72,931.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Maurice Pessot
Abstract:
FOR ACCURATE REFERENCING OF LASER SOURCES USED FOR ISOTOPE SEPARATION, THE URANIUM-ATOMIC VAPORLASER ISOTOPE SEPARATION (U-AVLIS) PROGRAM REQUIERS NARROW LINEWIDTH WAVELENGTH STANDARDS IN THE VISIBLE-NEAR INFRARED (IR) REGION OF THE SPECTRUM. A NOVEL APPROACH BASED UPON ADVANCED SOLID-STATE… More

Lightweight Day-Night Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,173.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Peter Trost
Abstract:
A lightweight intensified CCD camera capable of day and night operation will be developed for use in a Hand Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (HL-UAV). A CCD and image intensifier will form the center of the design. State of the art image intensifier technology and miniaturization techniques will… More

RGB Microlaser-Based Helmet-Mounted Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$58,989.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Hargis
Abstract:
N/a

Color Discriminability for Symbols on CRT Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Graham Flint
Abstract:
N/a

SELF FREQUENCY MODULATED 1.3 MICROMETER MICROLASER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$60,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tim Boyd
Abstract:
N/a

SELF FREQUENCY MODULATED 1.3 MICROMETER MICROLASER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$609,010.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tim Boyd
Abstract:
High power, efficient, compact laser sources are required by the Air Force in the near future for communications and other applications. Our novel approach to these requirements comprises a diode-pumped, electro-optically tunable, single frequency monolithic microlaser. In such a device, the output… More

RGB Microlaser-Based Helmet-Mounted Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$688,491.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Hargis
Abstract:
Rapid advances in processing of information have placed ever increasing demands on the display systems which transfer critical information to the decision makers in military and commercial settings. One serious limitation has been in the quality of head mounted display (HMD) systems meeting the… More

Color Discriminability for Symbols on CRT Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,878.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Graham Flint
Abstract:
Electronic displays typically are required to display information that must be distinguished by shape and color in various ambient and surround illumination conditions. Color coding of symbols on electronic displays improves human performance at tasks requiring the identification and location of… More

Direct Generation Diode-Pumped Mid-IR Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,601.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David E. Hargis
Abstract:
Efficient sources operating in the mid-IR region are required for applications such as laser countermeasures and remote sensing. Available mid-IR lasers suited to these applications employ nonlinear frequency conversion techniques; an approach which is inefficient and requires high intensities.… More

Continuous Wave Pumped Microlaser Ultraviolet Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$82,056.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Maurice Pessot
Abstract:
In response to a need for improvements in source technology, Laser Power Research (LPR) proposes a solution which utilized its proprietary microlaser technology as the core for a compact, efficient CW UV source. The core laser technology consists of a rare-earth doped solid state gain medium bonded… More

Blue-Green Laser System for Underwater Ranging

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,522.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Maurice A. Pessot
Abstract:
Investigation into the use of laser sources for underwater applications has been underway for many years. To date, there is still need for a laser system which satisfies the requirements of wavelength, pulse width, average power and repetition frequency while simultaneously meeting the constraints… More

Optoelectronically Steerable Laser Oscillator (OSLO)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,858.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Graham Flint
Abstract:
The difficulties posed by high-speed, large-angle scanning of laser beams have plagued electro-optic systems engineers for decades. As a solution to some of these difficulties, we propose a novel technique which offers two-axis, high-speed scanning in a random access mode. The technique differs… More

Fiber Optic Conformal Infrared Sensor (FOCIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,895.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Douglas E. Breckenridge
Abstract:
N/a

Microlaser Based Projector for Flight Simulator Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,254.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David E. Hargis
Abstract:
N/a

Fiber Optic Conformal Infrared Sensor (FOCIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$576,299.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Douglas E. Breckenridge
Abstract:
A novel fiber optic laser threat warning receiver capable of operation in the eyesafe wavelength band is proposed for use on Naval tactical aircraft. The sensor will provide angular resolution of 3' over a 90' full angle in one axis. In addition, a compact spectrometer will provide wavelength… More

Microlaser Based Projector for Flight Simulator Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$628,625.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David E. Hargis
Abstract:
Flight simulators involving dome projection displays are a critical part of current and future aircrew training systems. Owing to current technology, dome simulators typically resort to a low resolution background with an additional target projector which overlays a higher resolution target on the… More

Frequency and Amplitude Stable, High Power, 1.3 micrometer Microlaser

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,953.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Timothy L. Boyd
Abstract:
High power, frequency and amplitude stable compact laser sources at 1.3 AM are required by the Navy in the near future for advanced fiber optic sensor systems and other applications. Our novel approach to these requirements comprises a diode-pumped, high power, electro-optically tunable, single… More

Full Color Helmet Mounted Display

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,890.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Robert Bergstedt
Abstract:
Laser Power Corporation (LPC) has developed red, green, and blue solid state microlasers that provide the key for creating Helmet Mounted Displays with large color gamuts, resolutions of 12 million pixels/eye, and brightness levels of up to 10,000 ft-L. LPC has identified an HMD configuration which… More

Microlaser Based Three-Dimensional Display

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Charles Fink
Abstract:
Three dimensional (3-D) displays that do not require glasses have many potential applications in the military. Many of today's 3-D displays resort to tricking the human visual system to perceive depth and volume. Generation of 3-D images from 2-D displays using parallax techniques requires glasses… More

Stereoscopic Image Generation with Multifocal Augmentation (SIGMA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,950.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Graham W. Flint
Abstract:
Laser Power Corporation has developed red, green, and blue solid-state microlasers that can be operated in a direct-write parallel-scanning mode to generate full-color images with extremely high resolution. Relative to HMDs, these devices presently combine a 1000-ft L brightness with 1920 x 1080… More

Wideband Fast Switching RF Synthesizer Based on Optical Heterodyne

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,758.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Timothy L. Boyd
Abstract:
Fast tuning microwave synthesizer systems are required by the Army for the demodulation of waveforms encoded by spread spectrum techniques. These systems are required as a method of jamming, countermeasures to jamming, secure communications and as low phase noise sources for rapid tuned radar. … More

Full Color Helmet Mounted Display

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Robert Bergstedt
Abstract:
Laser Power Corporation (LPC) has developed red, green, and blue solid state microlasers that provide the key for creating Helmet Mounted Displays with large color gamuts, resolutions of 12 million pixels/eye, and brightness levels of up to 10,000 ft-L. LPC has identified an HMD configuration which… More

Microlaser Based Three-Dimensional Display

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Charles Fink
Abstract:
Three dimensional (3-D) displays that do not require glasses have many potential applications in the military. Many of today's 3-D displays resort to tricking the human visual system to perceive depth and volume. Generation of 3-D images from 2-D displays using parallax techniques requires glasses… More

Stereoscopic Image Generation with Multifocal Augmentation (SIGMA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$736,170.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Graham W. Flint
Abstract:
Laser Power Corporation has developed red, green, and blue solid-state microlasers that can be operated in a direct-write parallel-scanning mode to generate full-color images with extremely high resolution. Relative to HMDs, these devices presently combine a 1000-ft L brightness with 1920 x 1080… More

300 Gbit/Sec Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Timothy L. Boyd
Abstract:
Very high data rate optical communications technologies are required by the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization and by the telecommunications industry for integration into future networks and autonomous systems. Laser Power Corporation (LPC) offers a unique diode laser pumped solid state laser… More

Microlaser Illumination for Helmet Mounted Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Bergstedt
Abstract:
Helmet and Head Mounted Displays (HMD) offer pilots a significant advantage in warfighting capability. Howver, displays to date have been limited in brightness, resolution, and chromaticity. Recent developments with AMLCD technology, based upon subtractive color promise high brightness, high… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,557.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Timothy L Boyd
Abstract:
N/a

Laser Optical Microwave Signal Synthesis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Boyd
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert A Bergstedt
Abstract:
N/a

Laser Optical Microwave Signal Synthesis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$700,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Boyd
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,960.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Maurice Pessot, Staff Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,823.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert Bergstedt, Program Manager
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
J. Earl Rudisill
Abstract:
N/a

Polarizers for High Angular, Spectral, and Efficiency Requirements (PHASER)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Maurice Pessot, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
Polarizing beamsplitters are critical to optical systems which range from head-mounted displays (HMDs) to electronic cinema; their efficiency often dictating the size, weight and cost of such systems. Hence, nominal improvements in polarizer performancehave far-reaching implications. Relative to a… More

Flickerless Electro-optic Imagery for Simulation and Test Instrumentation (FEISTI)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$745,033.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert Bergstedt, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
Testing in a simulated environment is an essential feature of weapons system development. However, creating that environment can pose severe technical challenges. In the case of TV-guided munitions, the difficulty stems from the need to preserve dynamicimage fidelity with respect to a weapon's… More

Scalable Coherent Array of Fiber Optic Laser Devices (SCAFOLD)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,638.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Maurice Pessot, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
Power and brightness scaling of single-fiber lasers is limited by intrafiber damage intensity. Hence, scaling to kW levels requires designs which coherently integrate the output of multiple fibers while, at the same time, avoiding nonlinear effects (suchas SBS) which limit the output power from a… More

Scalable Coherent Array of Fiber Optic Laser Devices (SCAFOLD)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Maurice Pessot, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
Power and brightness scaling of single-fiber lasers is limited by intrafiber damage intensity. Hence, scaling to kW levels requires designs which coherently integrate the output of multiple fibers while, at the same time, avoiding nonlinear effects (suchas SBS) which limit the output power from a… More

Flickerless Electro-optic Imagery for Simulation and Test Instrumentation (FEISTI)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert Bergstedt, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
Testing in a simulated environment is an essential feature of weapons system development. However, creating that environment can pose severe technical challenges. In the case of TV-guided munitions, the difficulty stems from the need to preserve dynamicimage fidelity with respect to a weapon's… More

Frequency Agile Laser for Configurable Optical Networks (FALCON)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,953.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Eric Takeuchi, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
Increasingly robust and sophisticated sensors developed for military applications are pushing the envelope in terms of the requirements placed upon individual components and sub-systems. Rapid integration of laser transmitters emitting in the 1.5 ¿m regimeinto these systems has applied pressure to… More

Multi-steradian Image Display for Anechoic Simulators (MIDAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,686.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert Bergstedt, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
Simulation of the real world has long been recognized as an effective means both for testing military equipment and for training personnel. However, effectiveness of such simulation is highly dependent upon its fidelity. It becomes paramount, therefore, toaccurately model the environment in which… More

Compact Portable Data Wall for Command and Control Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,954.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert Bergstedt, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
"The modern battlefield can encompass a vast area of terrain and involve land, naval, and air forces. Managing this complex environment requires that situational awareness displays portray the battle space in a way that quickly and effectively conveysknowledge to the user. Providing such information… More

Multi-steridian Image Display for Anechoic Simulators (MIDAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert Bergstedt, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
"Simulation of the real world has long been recognized as an effective means for testing military equipment. However, effective testing requires that simulation be of high fidelity. It becomes paramount, therefore, to model accurately the environment inwhich simulation takes place. For… More

Random-Access Multi-Beam Oscillator (RAMBO)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Maurice Pessot, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
"The past several decades have witnessed steady increases both in the number and the variety of optical sensors employed in guided weapons. As laser sources have become more efficient and cost-effective, this range of sensors has extended to targetdiscrimination, over-the-horizon terminal guidance,… More

Millimeter-wave Optical Dense Multiplexing (MODM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,948.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Eric Takeuchi, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
"The demand for broadband communications continues to proliferate throughout both the military and commercial sectors. Configurations employing wireless links between platforms represent one subset of the communications space, and fill the need wherehardwired connections are impractical. Because of… More

Compact High Efficiency Opto-electronically Programmable Switch (CHEOPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Maurice Pessot, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
"To meet the demands placed on military and commercial photonic systems, Photera Technologies, Inc. proposes the development of a 1 x 4 laser-beam switch which promises technical specifications not achievable by existing devices. Aptly named Compact HighEfficiency Opto-electronically Programmable… More

SBIR Phase I:Orthogonal Frequency/Amplitude Modulation of a Laser Oscillator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,946.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Maurice Pessot
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes the development of a laser source which can accommodate frequency and amplitude modulation and which combines a high degree of linearity and efficiency with AM/FM orthogonality, i.e., which exhibits little or no coupling… More

Attribution and Retaliation - Random-Access Multi-Beam Oscillator (RAMBO)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Maurice Pessot, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
Precision optical sensing of short-dwell-time targets - The past several decades have witnessed steady increases both in the number and the variety of optical sensors employed in guided weapons. As laser sources have become more efficient andcost-effective, this range of sensors has extended to… More

Thin-film optical coating processes for ABL/SBL platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,976.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Eric B. Takeuchi, Senior Staff Scientist
Abstract:
The proposed program has been constructed to develop an anisotropic multilayer coating technology that offers to revolutionize a broad range of optical components; such components extending to normal-incidence polarizers and phase shifters, variable laseroutput couplers, and antireflection coatings… More

SBIR Phase I: Frequency Agile Laser for Configurable Optical Networks (FALCON)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,985.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Eric Takeuchi
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Phase I project will address the needs of future intelligent optical networks. The simultaneous satisfaction of both enhanced technical performance and price parity as compared to fixed wavelength devices will allow the proposed laser technology to… More