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Ultra-High Reliability Laser Diode Packages

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69513
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-020-0634
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
nLight Photonics
5408 NE 88th Street, Bldg E Vancouver, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Ultra-High Reliability Laser Diode Packages
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N00164-04-C-6045
Award Amount: $97,356.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced missile defense systems require low repetition rate high pulse energy diode pumped solid state lasers with relatively high pulse energies. Historically, the quasi-continuous wave (QCW) diode laser pumps have not yielded the optical performance or, more notably, the reliability required by the application. We propose to alleviate this issue with a breakthrough packaging approach that will enable multi-bar packages to be produced that are 10 to 100 times more reliable than today's state of the art 10,000 hour packages. By minimizing the junction temperature, dramatically reducing mounting stresses in the bar, and eliminating solder related reliability issues, this approach will yield optical performance improvements in addition to enhanced reliability.

Principal Investigator:

Mark DeFranza
Senior Engineer
3605664472
mark.defranza@nlight.net

Business Contact:

Dennis Jorgenson
Controller
3605664463
dennis.jorgenson@nlight.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

NLIGHT PHOTONICS
5408 NE 88th Street, Bldg E Vancouver, WA 98665

EIN/Tax ID: 912066376
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No