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ELECTRO-OPTICALLY TUNABLE MID-INFRARED SOLID STATE LASER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
9874
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9874
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PHOTERA TECHNOLOGIES
12777 High Bluff Drive San Diego, CA 92130
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: ELECTRO-OPTICALLY TUNABLE MID-INFRARED SOLID STATE LASER
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,748.00
 

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 ACCOMMODATE THE PROVISION FOR SINGLE OR MULTIPLE OUTPUTS WITHIN THE TUNING RANGE. THESE INNOVATIVE TUNING TECHNIQUES ARE ACCOMPLISHED OPTICALLY AND DO NOT REQUIRE ANY ACTIVE MECHANICAL ALIGNMENT ADJUSTMENTS. THE LASER IS BASED ON THE CO:MGF(2) CRYSTAL WHICH HAS DEMONSTRATED TUNABLE OUTPUTS FROM 1.75-2.5 UM AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. TO EXTEND THE OUTPUTS FURTHER INTO THE INFRARED, THE SYSTEM PRODUCES THE DIFFERENCE FREQUENCIES OF THE CO:MGF(2) LASER WITH ITS 1.338 UM ND:YAG PUMP WAVELENGTH YIELDING OUTPUTS IN THE 2.9-5.0 UM RANGE. THE DEVICE IS THUS CAPABLE OF PROVIDING SIMULTANEOUS LASER OUTPUTS IN EVERY ATMOSPHERIC TRANSMISSION WINDOW FROM 1.7-5.0 UM.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Douglas Tanimoto
6197550700

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Laser Power Research
12777 High Bluff Dr San Diego, CA 92130

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