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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
4086
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4086
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORP. 2400 CHARLESTON RD MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94043
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: RANGE MEASUREMENT WITH A LASER DIODE PUMPED Q-SWITCHED SOLID STATE LASER
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

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 1.06 MICRONS BASED AROUND THE RESULTS OF THE SYSTEM EVALUATION. MINIATURE LASER DIODE PUMPED ND:YAG LASERS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN BUILT THAT ALLOW COHERENT DETECTION TO BE USED IN RANGE MEASUREMENT. THESE LASERS HAVE NOT BEEN Q-SWITCHED. QSWITCHED OPERATIONS GIVE SHORT PULSES OF LIGHT THAT ARE APPROPRIATE FOR VERY SIMPLE INCOHERENT RANGING SYSTEMS. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL LEAD TO A HIGH REPETITION RATE Q-SWITCHED MINIATURE LASER THAT CAN BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A LASER AMPLIFIER OR DIRECTLY AS A SOURCE IN LASER MEASUREMENT OF RANGE AND RANGE RATE. THE INHERENT ADVANTAGES OF THIS TYPE OF OPTICAL SOURCE INCLUDE RUGGEDNESS, LONG LIFE, SMALL SIZE AND LOW COST. PHASE I WORK WILL BE DEVOTED TO EVALUATION AND CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF THE SYSTEM AND EVALUATION AND PRELIMINARY DESIGNS OF THE MINIATURE Q-SWITCHED LASER.

Principal Investigator:

Richard W. Wallace
4159620755

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Lightwave Electronics Corp
897-4a Independence Ave. Mt. View, CA 94043

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