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Company Information:

Company Name:
LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
Address:
LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORP.
2400 CHARLESTON RD
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94043
Phone:
(650) 526-1248
URL:
N/A
EIN:
770052347
DUNS:
N/A
Number of Employees:
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Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

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

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $4,000,530.00 64
SBIR Phase II $15,712,247.00 33

Award List:

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LEADING TO A MMIC NONINVASIVE VOLTAGE MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENT TO 100 GIGAHERTZ

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$43,481.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert L Mortensen
Abstract:
N/a

PROPOSAL TO DEMONSTRATE A NEW PROCESS TO PRODUCE INFRARED FILTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,450.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Verne R Costich , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

LASER DIODE PUMPED SOLID STATE CRYSTALLINE AND GLASS LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,470.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert L Mortensen , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LEADING TO A MMIC NONINVASIVE VOLTAGE MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENT TO 100 GIGAHERTZ

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$477,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert L Mortensen
Abstract:
Research investigators have reported experimental results wherein they have successfully measured high speed voltages in electro-optic materials. they used picosecond laser pulses to sample the electric field produced by the voltage. this technique is noninvasive - the voltage is measured without… More

RANGE MEASUREMENT WITH A LASER DIODE PUMPED Q-SWITCHED SOLID STATE LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$56,120.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Richard W. Wallace
Abstract:
N/a

PROPOSAL TO DEMONSTRATE A NEW PROCESS TO PRODUCE INFRARED FILTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$200,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Verne R Costich , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A proposal to demonstrate the feasibility of producing infrared filters for cryogenic use by transfering, them vacuum welding layers. this process allows the layers to beproduced in separate chambers, preventing the cross-contamination problem. it also sidesteps mechanical stress buildup, the major… More

LASER DIODE PUMPED SOLID STATE CRYSTALLINE AND GLASS LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$205,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert L Mortensen , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposal is for research and development to assess the practical limits of compact packaging of efficient laser diode pumped solid state crystalline and glass lasers and their drive electronics and thermal pathways. an essential of the proposed program is that devices that result from it must… More

RANGE MEASUREMENT WITH A LASER DIODE PUMPED Q-SWITCHED SOLID STATE LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Richard W. Wallace
Abstract:
This proposal is to study and develop laser components which could be used within a laser system for measuring the range and rate of change in range (range rate) of objects. the measurement system will be studied and research will be performed on laser-diode pumped qswitched laser oscillators at… More

DIODE-PUMPED EYE-SAFE COHERENT LASER TRANSMITTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr thomas j kane
Abstract:
In the proposed research lightwave electronics corporation will develop highly coherent diode-pumped lasers operating at the eye-safe wavelength of 2.1 microns. the most promising class of solid-state laser materials meeting the requirements for both diode-pumping and eye safety are the… More

ELECTRO-OPTIC PROBES FOR ON-WAFER TESTING OF GAAS MMICS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,974.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr richard w wallace
Abstract:
In the proposed research, lightwave electronics will investigate making separate off-substrate microprobes for gallium arsenide (gaas) monolithic microwave integrated circuits (mmics) based upon the electro-optic sampling technique. these probes will be of a sufficiently small size so that when they… More

SHORT PULSE HIGHPOWER INFRARED LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,428.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

INTERFEROMETRIC HIGH-PRESSURE SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,695.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
William M Grossman
Abstract:
N/a

SHORT PULSE HIGHPOWER INFRARED LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$459,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This proposal is for research and development leading to an all solid state short-pulse infrared laser source operating at a wavelength near one micron. this source will employ laser diode pumped solid state laser technology to provide for a highly stable and reliable source for such applications as… More

INTERFEROMETRIC HIGH-PRESSURE SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$220,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
William M Grossman
Abstract:
We propose research to show the feasibility of coherent optical techniques for measurement of very high pressure. in addition, the optical probe will be immune to electrical and magnetic interference, so it may be useful in a wide range of environments and have commercial applications. the sensor… More

DIODE PUMPED MODE-LOCKED SOLID STATE LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr David C Gerstenberger
Abstract:
N/a

EFFICIENT HIGH-POWER DIODE-PUMPED SOLID STATE LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,858.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Richard Wallace
Abstract:
N/a

OPTICAL TRANSMISSION OF MICROWAVE SIGNALS USING TWO ULTRA-STABLE LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,663.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Thomas Kane
Abstract:
N/a

DIODE PUMPED MODE-LOCKED SOLID STATE LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$492,539.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr David C Gerstenberger
Abstract:
The acceleration and heating of electrons in high density plasmas using short laser pulses is being explored in this phase i project as a possible technique for driving laser fusion reactors. a critical aspect of any laser-driven fusion reactor scheme is the development of a reliable, long-lived,… More

COHERENT COMMUNICATION LINK USING DIODE-PUMPED LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,271.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas J Kane
Abstract:
Optical communication links between geosynchronous satellites, or between deep space probes and 2 space station orbitting the earth, would have the advantage of smaller antenna size and/or lower power consumption than microwave links with similar capacity. bandwidth and security would also be… More

2.1 MICRON EYE-SAFE COHERENT LASER TRANSMITTER AND DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,836.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr Tom Kane
Abstract:
N/a

ONE TO TEN GHZ PULSE RATE MODE-LOCKED LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,828.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Kurt J Weingarten , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

TUNABLE SINGLE FREQUENCY SOLID-STATE LASER TRANSMITTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,700.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard W Wallace
Abstract:
N/a

OPTICAL TRANSMISSION OF MICROWAVE SIGNALS USING TWO ULTRA-STABLE LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Thomas Kane
Abstract:
Optical transmission of microwave signals as high as 100 ghz can be achieved by mixing on a photo-detector two single frequency optical signals. monolithic, laser diode-pumped solid state laser are capable of providing the single frequency optical signal. these lasers are extremely small,… More

EFFICIENT HIGH-POWER DIODE-PUMPED SOLID STATE LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,710.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Richard Wallace
Abstract:
Diode laser pumped solid-state lasers are efficient, compact, all solid-state sources of coherent optical radiation. major advances in the linear power density of laser diodes have recently occurred. this is a proposal to investigate and demonstrate an innovative technique for using these new high… More

TUNABLE SINGLE FREQUENCY SOLID-STATE LASER TRANSMITTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,961.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard W Wallace
Abstract:
The recent demonstration at stanford university of nonlinearconversion efficiencies greater than 50% using a cw single frequency laser encourages a fresh look at optical parametric oscillators. two key breakthroughs contributed to these significant results: the development of a single frequency… More

ONE TO TEN GHZ PULSE RATE MODE-LOCKED LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,962.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Kurt J Weingarten , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Short pulsed lasers focused to small spot sizes have high field strengths that show promise for applications necessaryfor driving high acceleration gradient and high efficiency particle accelators. applications include generating short pulses of electrons on photocathodes for plasma acceleratorsand… More

EYE-SAFE SOLID-STATE DOPPLER LIDAR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr Thomas J Kane
Abstract:
N/a

ALL SOLID STATE HIGH POWER PULSED VISIBLE LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,607.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
William M. Grossman , Project Leader
Abstract:
N/a

AN ALL-SOLID-STATE TITANIUM-DOPED SAPPHIRE LASER SOURCE FOR PRODUCTION OF POLARIZED ELECTRONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,789.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

2.1 MICRON EYE-SAFE COHERENT LASER TRANSMITTER AND DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$342,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr Tom Kane
Abstract:
Lightwave is proposing to study two of the subsystems required for high performance coherent laser radar. we propose to demonstrate room-temperature quantum-limited heterodyne detection of infrared radiation at the 2.1-micron wavelength of tm:ho:yag lasers. the local oscillator of the heterodyne… More

AN ALL-SOLID-STATE TITANIUM-DOPED SAPPHIRE LASER SOURCE FOR PRODUCTION OF POLARIZED ELECTRONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,844.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Beams of polarized electrons are required for nuclear and high energy physics experimentation, such as for the production and study of the z degrees boson. polarized electrons can be generated by illuminating specially prepared gallium arsenide with light of wavelength around 780nm. the research in… More

ALL SOLID STATE HIGH POWER PULSED VISIBLE LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
William M. Grossman , Project Leader
Abstract:
A laser-diode pumped solid-state laser which delivers high energy per pulse is needed for space communications. in the proposed program a full-power laboratory version of the laser will be designed, built, and tested. the laser will be tailored for use in data transmission by pulse position… More

EYE-SAFE SOLID-STATE DOPPLER LIDAR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$396,392.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr Thomas J Kane
Abstract:
The goal of phase i and phase ii together would be to build and deliver to afgl an eye-safe doppler wind-sensing lidar at 2 or 2.1 microns. this lidar would be integrated into the afgl mobile lidar laboratory. during phase i, we propose to build and test a key component of the lidar system, the… More

DEVELOPMENT OF AN INFRARED OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATOR DRIVEN BY A DIODE-PUMPED 2FM LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,955.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
D Gerstenberger , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This research project will investigate compact and efficient tunable solid-state laser sources in the 3-5 micron spectral region based on optical parametric oscillators (opos) pumped by diode-laser-pumped single-frequency 2 micron lasers. the use of diode laser pump sources for coherent sources in… More

EFFICIENT COUPLING OF GALLIUM ARSENIDE LASER DIODE OUTPUT INTO A FIBER OPTIC FOR REMOTE POWER TRANSMISSION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,912.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
David Shannon , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

EXTERNAL PHASE OR AMPLITUDE MODULATOR FOR LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,879.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF PERIODICALLY-POLED LIGHT

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

HIGH POWER, HIGH REPETITION RATE, DIODE-PUMPED, SOLID STATE LASER TRANSMITTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,195.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

HIGH POWER, HIGH REPETITION RATE, DIODE-PUMPED, SOLID STATE LASER TRANSMITTER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$405,691.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
A high-power, efficient, robust laser transmitter, needed for topographic measurements from remote space platforms, is the goal of this project. this project describes the design, construction, and characterization of a prototype laser that will generate pulses of 1.047 mum light having energy… More

EXTERNAL PHASE OR AMPLITUDE MODULATOR FOR LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$496,386.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This project will develop a small, lightweight, external modulator that can impress either phase or amplitude modulation on a nd:yag laser output. the modulator will take advantage of the very stable, electronically tunable, single-frequency output of the diode-pumped nd:yag nonplanarring… More

COUPLING OF QUASI-CONTINUOUS WAVE (QUASI-CW) DIODE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,627.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Kmetec
Abstract:
N/a

AN ALL-SOLID-STATE LASER SOURCE FOR PRODUCTION OF POLARIZED ELECTRONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Thomas R. Steele
Abstract:
N/a

CONTINUOUS WAVE SINGLE-FREQUENCY 1.5 UM TO 5 UM OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. D.c. Gerstenberger
Abstract:
N/a

EFFICIENT COUPLING OF GALLIUM ARSENIDE LASER DIODE OUTPUT INTO A FIBER OPTIC FOR REMOTE POWER TRANSMISSION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$246,685.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
David Shannon , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
An efficient optical power module is needed as the main component in a remote electrical power system. this proposal outlines the design, construction, and characterization of a fiber-coupled, gallium arsenide diode laser power module that will meet or exceed the specifications set forth by darpa.… More

AN ALL-SOLID-STATE LASER SOURCE FOR PRODUCTION OF POLARIZED ELECTRONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,846.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Thomas R. Steele
Abstract:
Beams of polarized electrons are required for nuclear physics experiments planned for the continuous electron beam accelerator facility (cebaf) nearing completion. polarized electrons can be generated by illuminating specially prepared semiconductor photocathodes with light of wavelength around 800… More

CONTINUOUS WAVE SINGLE-FREQUENCY 1.5 UM TO 5 UM OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$493,654.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. D.c. Gerstenberger
Abstract:
This program will investigate continuous-wave optical parametric oscillators (opos) in the 1.5 to 5 um spectral range as tunable sources suitable for coherent laser radar. diode-pumped cw single-frequency nd:yag lasers operating at 1.064 um will be used as pump sources. the phase i effort will… More

Compact Fiber-Coupled Semiconductor Laser Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,800.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Wlliam M. Grossman
Abstract:
Applications of semiconductor lasers such as making a portable medical laser pack for field use require a compact power fiber- delivered light source. A problem with present fiber-delivered semiconductor laser sources is reliability, particularly at the fiber coupling or fiber connection areas where… More

Compact Diode-Pumped Laser System for Biomedical Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$47,787.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Frank Adams
Abstract:
We will develop a compact diode-pumped laser system for non-ionizing imaging of soft tissue. The following paragraph describes this concept. Two single-frequency lasers, when aligned and overlapping onto a photodiode, create a heterodyne signal in the detector proportional to each beam's amplitude.… More

PRECISION MODERATE-RANGE COHERENT LASER RADAR FOR TELEROBOTICS USING EYESAFE DIODE-PUMPED LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,916.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Thomas J Kane
Abstract:
A fast, accurate, compact, and radiation-immune system for range measurements at short and moderate range would be useful in many industrial applications, including hazardous work in high-radiation environments. this project will investigate a system that could significantly advance the state of the… More

LASER TUNING BASED ON WAVELENGTH-DEPENDENT RESONANT LOSES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,643.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Will Grossman
Abstract:
Tuning the wavelength of lasers is basic to many uses of light. researchers are designing a new mechanism for electronically tuning lasers to make more rapidly tunable lasers that are efficient and reliable. the tuning method suppreses unwanted longitudinal cavity modes, or equivalently unwanted… More

All-Solid-State Laser for Biomedical Instrumentation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Thomas R. Steele
Abstract:
Numerous biomedical analysis techniques, such as flow cytometry and confocal microscopy, utilize laser-induced-fluorescence detection. This provides a high sensitivity analysis tool for biomedical research and clinical diagnosis. The most commonly used laser for these applications is the 488nm… More

Diode-Pumped Continuous-Wave Ultraviolet Laser Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
David C. Gerstenberger
Abstract:
Highly-sensitive detection techniques are required in many aspects of biotechnology. One highly sensitive technique for detecting trace levels of proteins and other biomolecular species is capillary electrophoresis with laser-induced-fluorescence detection. Capillary electrophoresis with direct… More

A MODE-LOCKED PULSE PRE-AMPLIFIER FOR PHOTOCATHODE ILLUMINATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,983.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mr Martin Gifford
Abstract:
N/a

Optical Fiber Pre-Amplifier for Infrared Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,487.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Henry Plaessmann
Abstract:
N/a

EFFICIENT, RELIABLE, COMPACT, AND POWERFUL LASERS FOR MANUFACTURING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,878.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Kmetec
Abstract:
N/a

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF PERIODICALLY-POLED LIGHT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

COUPLING OF QUASI-CONTINUOUS WAVE (QUASI-CW) DIODE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$375,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Kmetec
Abstract:
Quasi-continuous wave diode lasers (arrays) are the most powerful and least expensive form of light obtainable from semiconductors. unfortunately the output beam spatial properties are poor, and the highly rectangular, relatively incoherent radiation pattern is difficult to use. in contrast, the… More

A MODE-LOCKED PULSE PRE-AMPLIFIER FOR PHOTOCATHODE ILLUMINATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$584,505.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mr Martin Gifford
Abstract:
Mode-locked laser pulses are required for generating bursts of electrons from photocathodes. these electrons are used to seed linear accelerators and free electron lasers. the photocathodes are typically illuminated with 10 to 100 muj per pulse of energy in the ultraviolet. diode-pumped nd:ylf and… More

All Solid State Laser for DNA Sequencing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$78,620.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Steele
Abstract:
Numerous biomedical analysis techniques utilize laser-induced-fluorescence detection. Thisprovides a high sensitivity analysis tool for biomedical research and clinical diagnosis. The mostcommonly used laser for these applications is the Ar-ion laser, since it is well matched to the… More

A Compact and Efficient Violet Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$60,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. D.c. Gerstenberger
Abstract:
Efficient laser source in the violet portion (jf the visible spectrum near 430rm. One especially interesting application is high deiisity optical data storage. TkLs Phase I program will investigate compact and efficient laser sources in the 43Onm violet spectral range by frequency-doubling C^^… More

Optical Fiber Pre-Amplifier for Infrared Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$418,011.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Henry Plaessmann
Abstract:
N/a

EFFICIENT, RELIABLE, COMPACT, AND POWERFUL LASERS FOR MANUFACTURING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,992.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Kmetec
Abstract:
Researchers are focussing on equipment that can raise production rates, reduce costs, and lead to important new manufacturing processes. the research is directed to an investigation for an efficient and reliable industrial laser within the parameters required for a successful end-product in an… More

Compact Mid-Infrared Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,956.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Walter Bosenberg
Abstract:
A wide variety of spectroscopic, remote sensing, and other applications would benefit from a rugged, compact, and efficient mid-infrared laser source. The approach advocated here utilizes the mature 1 um laser technology to pump an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on a new nonlinear… More

Compact, Integrated Laser/ Telescope/ Detector for Wind Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,204.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Thomas Kane
Abstract:
We propose to build an eye-safe, diode-pumped, coherent laser radar receiver with the laser, the output telescope, the cooling system, the heterodyne detection system, and the associated electronics integrated into a single compact unit. We have experience with building large laboratory versions of… More

Environmentally-hardened laser resonator structure and sub-assemblies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,576.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David L. Vecht
Abstract:
We propose to develop an environmentally-hardened laser resonator structure and sub-assemblies. They will be tested on a mid-power, diode-pumped, solid-state Nd:YAG laser, and are suitable for many opto-electronic devices. We have experience building laboratory versions of these lasers for… More

Compact, All-Solid-State, CW, Mid-Infrared Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,905.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Walter Bosenberg
Abstract:
N/a

Diode-Pumped Continuous Wave 266 nm Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. D.c. Gerstenberger
Abstract:
N/a

Monolithic Single-Frequency Lasers at Several Wavelengths

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,439.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Kane
Abstract:
N/a

Compact, All-Solid-State, CW, Mid-Infrared Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,983.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Walter Bosenberg
Abstract:
A wide variety of spectroscopic, remote sensing, and other applications would benefit from a rugged, and efficient mid-infrared laser source. The approach advocated here utilizes the mature, diode-pumped, 1 micrometer laser technology to drive an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on a new… More

Diode-Pumped Continuous Wave 266 nm Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$704,600.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. D.c. Gerstenberger
Abstract:
The object of this Phase I program is to design a continuous wave (cw) 266nm ultraviolet (uv) source using frequency-doubling of diode-pumped 532nm lasers. A primary component of the design will be efficient conversion of the 532nm light to 266nm in an external resonant optical cavity containing an… More

Compact, Air-Cooled, Diode-Pumped Coherent Laser Radar with Very Low Power Consumption

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Kane
Abstract:
We propose an eye-safe, diode-pumped, coherent laser radar transceiver with an output of 300 microjoules at a repetition rate of 80 Hertz. This system will be used for short-range wind sensing. The low power of this application leads to tremendous advantages for field use. The system will operate… More

Continuous Wave Mid--Infrared Optical Parametric Oscillator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,523.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jason Alexander
Abstract:
Lightwave Electronics Corporation proposes to develop technology for medium power, continuous wave optical parametric oscillators (OPOs). We will investigate techniques to scale our existing laboratory OPO from its present 2.5 watt power level at 3.4um to the ten watt level. This OPO is pumped… More

Welded Optics Mounts for Lasers and OPOs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,045.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Thomas J. Kane
Abstract:
Our goal under the combined Phase I - Phase II program would be to deliver an OPO-based system demonstrated to meet Air Force requirements in an extreme environment. Under this Phase I project, we would characterize a new technique for optics mounting which we expect to lead to improved robustness… More

NEW LIGHT SOURCE FOR PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,616.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Alexander, jason i
Abstract:
N/a

Tunable Single Frequency Cw Ir 1.4-4.5 Um Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,828.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Walter Bosenberg , PROJECT LEADER
Abstract:
N/a

Reliable, Rugged And Stabilized Fiber-Coupled Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas J. Kane , GROUP LEADER
Abstract:
N/a

Continuous Wave Mid--Infrared Optical Parametric Oscillator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,571.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jason Alexander
Abstract:
Lightwave Electronics Corporation proposes to develop technology for medium power, continuous wave optical parametric oscillators (OPOs). We will investigate techniques to scale our existing laboratory OPO from its present 2.5 watt power level at 3.4um to the ten watt level. This OPO is pumped… More

Efficient Third-Harmonic-Generation Laser Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,935.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence E. Myers
Abstract:
Third-harmonic generation (THG) of cw-diode-pumped solid-state lasers can be used to reach important wavelengths in the visible and ultraviolet. Because THG is implemented with two cascaded processes of second-harmonic generation (SGH) and sum-frequency generation (SFG) and the peak power of… More

NEW LIGHT SOURCE FOR PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$761,010.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Alexander, jason i
Abstract:
N/a

SOLID STATE UV LASER SOURCES BASED ON PPLT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,981.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Myers, Lawrence E
Abstract:
N/a

SOLID STATE BLUE LASER FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,056.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Arbore, Mark A
Abstract:
N/a

Tunable Single Frequency Cw Ir 1.4-4.5 Um Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,068.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Walter Bosenberg , PROJECT LEADER
Abstract:
N/a

High-Power Frequency Conversion with Periodically-Poled Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,695.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence Myers
Abstract:
N/a

High-Power Mid-Infrared Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$65,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence Myers
Abstract:
N/a

Tunable UV Solid-State Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$65,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence Myers
Abstract:
N/a

Ultra-Narrow Linewidth, Tunable Single-Frequency Ytterbium Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mark Arbore
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$719,289.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence E Myers
Abstract:
N/a

Microstructured Nonlinear Materials for Efficient Ultraviolet Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,889.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence Myers
Abstract:
N/a

New Lower Noise and Simplified Laser Sources for LIGO

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,711.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Kmetec
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas J. Kane, Engineering Program Manager
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$65,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Donna J. Howland, Laser Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas J. Kane, Engineering Prog. Manager
Abstract:
N/a

Efficient, Ultrastable 1Watt Laser using Ytterbium Fiber Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. 1. Kane, Engineering Program Manager
Abstract:
A space-qualifiable laser with extraordinary frequency stability, small size, and high efficiency is required for proposed metrology systems. Nonplanar ring oscillators (NPROs) are the baseline technology for these systems. NPROs can reach the 1-Watt power required for proposed systems. However, we… More

Efficient, Ultrastable 1Watt Laser using Ytterbium Fiber Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$568,264.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. 1. Kane, Engineering Program Manager
Abstract:
A space-qualifiable laser with extraordinary frequency stability, small size, and high efficiency is required for proposed metrology systems. Nonplanar ring oscillators (NPROs) are the baseline technology for these systems. NPROs can reach the 1-Watt power required for proposed systems. However, we… More

Optical Fiber Oscillator-Amplifier with Increased Pulse Power

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tom Kane, Technical Program Manager
Abstract:
We propose an innovative approach to increasing the optical power available from optical fiber lasers. The approach uses a novel fiber design that sharply discriminates against long wavelengths. We can engineer this wavelength cutoff to eliminateparasitic nonlinearities that limit the useful peak… More

Optical Fiber Oscillator-Amplifier with Increased Pulse Power

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,285.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tom Kane, Technical Program Manager
Abstract:
We propose an innovative approach to increasing the optical power available from optical fiber lasers. The approach uses a novel fiber design that sharply discriminates against long wavelengths. We can engineer this wavelength cutoff to eliminateparasitic nonlinearities that limit the useful peak… More

Visible Continuum Source for Fluorescence Excitation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$81,354.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to develop a light source having a spectrum that spans the visible wavelengths, with a beam quality similar to a laser. Our goal is to cover the wavelengths from 400 nm- 700 nm, with at least 1 mW in any 1 nm slice of the spectrum. The light source… More