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Company Information:

Company Name: Princeton Optronics
City: Trenton
State: NJ
Zip+4: 08619-2054
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (609) 584-9696

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $4,485,937.00 51
SBIR Phase II $21,284,982.00 31

Award List:

DEFINITION AND DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED MULTI-SENSOR COMPONENTS FOR INCLUSION IN A GLOBAL NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION...

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Chuni Ghosh
Award Amount: $49,910.00
Abstract:
Worldwide monitoring of nuclear proliferation requires the development of a suitable system with appropriate sensors to monitor the nuclear processes and events in different parts of the world. in this phase i study we will identify the suite of sensors to monitor the nuclear programs in countries… More

Development of Radiation Hard Silicon Charge-Coupled Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chuni Ghosh
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Improvement of radiation hardness of CCDs for space applications is extremely important for extending the life of the CCDs. For low orbit satellites the proton damage is most important which reduces the Charge Transfer Efficiency (CTE) and increases the noise of the devices. Charge particles create… More

Real time pattern selective image fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chuni Ghosh
Award Amount: $45,457.00

STUDY OF DISPLAY CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY FOR 32C COCKPIT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chuni L. Ghosh
Award Amount: $50,000.00

SATELLITE IMAGERY TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chuni Ghosh
Award Amount: $49,946.00

Binary Optics Microlenses for HgCdTe Focal Plane Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: D. Shah
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Binary optics can be used for fabrication of microlenses for IR focal plane arrays (FPAs). There is a need to improve the light collection efficiency and reduction in size for the detectors to improve on the signal to noise ratio and relaxation of the cooling requirements. Binary optics lenses can… More

Design and Development of a New Device for X-ray Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Chuni Ghosh
Award Amount: $99,981.00
Abstract:
Princeton Electronic Systems proposes the development of a new type of x-ray imager for diagnostic medical imaging for field applications. The device will be easy to fabricate and will have high resolution and image quality and will be available at low cost. A detector array will be fabricated using… More

Simulation of Electron and Ion Lenses for Mass Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Viji Swaminathan
Award Amount: $69,984.00

Development of a Hand Held Gamma Ray Detector for Radioactive Materials Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Chuni Ghosh
Award Amount: $99,375.00

Development of a System for Monitoring of the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Air Pollution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: H. Sun
Award Amount: $99,998.00

Portable Fiber-Optic Real-Time Nitrogen Dioxide Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. H.c. Sun
Award Amount: $79,773.00

Real time pattern selective image fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chuni Ghosh
Award Amount: $743,957.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an image fusion system to fuse images from an intensified TV and a thermal imaging system into a single image by using a pattern selective approach. Pattern selective approach is different from pixel averaging approach in its ability to retain the contrast of the important… More

SATELLITE IMAGERY TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chuni Ghosh
Award Amount: $740,917.00
Abstract:
Efficient transmission in limited satellite bandwidth of imagery from near real-time reconnaissance is key to satisfying requirements for timely information. Standard compression may introduce degradations which significantly reduce the usefulness of imagery and communications errors may further… More

STUDY OF DISPLAY CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY FOR 32C COCKPIT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chuni L. Ghosh
Award Amount: $999,146.00
Abstract:
The present E2C cockpit does not support the display of tactical information from the combat information center. The use of flat panel displays in the E2C cockpit will make it possible for pilot and copilot to observe tactical information in a form similar to that presented to the Naval Flight… More

Development of a System for Monitoring of the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Air Pollution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: H. Sun
Award Amount: $433,044.00
Abstract:
Nuclear, chemical and biological warfare weapons are the weapons of mass destruction (WMD). It will be desirable to develop a single detection system for monitoring proliferation of WMD based on monitoring of the particulates and trace chemicals in the air by air sampling. All the WMD and their… More

Simulation of Electron and Ion Lenses for Mass Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Viji Swaminathan
Award Amount: $599,935.00
Abstract:
Princeton Electronic Systems (PES), proposes to utilize the world's most advanced 3-dimensional charged particle trajectory simulation software available with Sarnoff to provide NASA with accurate performance simulations of mass spectrometers used for detection and measurement of planetary… More

Portable Fiber-Optic Real-Time Nitrogen Dioxide Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. H.c. Sun
Award Amount: $749,970.00
Abstract:
Using Combined Wavelength and Frequency Modulation Spectroscopy coupled with fiber coupled near infrared diode laser, nitrogen dioxide can be detected via its near infrared absorption band. Detection sensitivity in the parts-per-billion level can be achieved. The technique offers 5 decades of linear… More

Development of a Hand Held Gamma Ray Detector for Radioactive Materials Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Chuni Ghosh
Award Amount: $749,955.00
Abstract:
In this progam, Princeton Electronic Systems, Inc will develop a small, lightweight hand held gamma radiation detection and isotope identification system. The system will be intended for detection of clandestine movement of nuclear materials from nuclear facilities or storage areas and other places.… More

Epitaxial Lift-Off Gallium-Arsenide On Diamond For High Power Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Divyang M. Shah , Engineer
Award Amount: $69,998.00

Development of a Low Light Level Imaging System Using Microlenses for Improved Performance and Digital Systems Interface Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Chuni Ghosh
Award Amount: $98,922.00
Abstract:
Microlenses integrated with the focal plane arrays are found to improve its performance very significantly, through improvement of the fill factor, signal to noise ratio and increase of the operating temperature. Princeton Electronic Systems has developed a very sophisticated technique for… More

Portable Raman Spectrometer for Non-Invasive and Real Time Analysis of Vital Human Fluids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Yi Tang
Award Amount: $98,944.00
Abstract:
We propose to build a portable sensor for "non-invasive" and "real time" analysis of vital human fluids. This sensor will be based on a CCD-OMA enhance Raman spectromenter employing two novel modulation techniques. Unlike any other techniques, Raman spectroscopy offers the advantage of detecting a… More

Computer Aided Design System for Photonic Integration of Optoelectronic Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Viji K. Swaminathan
Award Amount: $69,969.00
Abstract:
Princeton Electronic Systems (PES) proposes to develop a photonics simulation software package to support the design and evaluation of optoelectronic circuits comprising diode lasers, photodetectors, optical modulators and multiplexers, passive couplers, optical waveguides, and optical amplifiers. … More

Transmission of Highly Compressed Imagery in Real Time Through Satellite Channels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. James Palumbo , Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $74,812.00
Abstract:
41418 November 20, 1996 Princeton Electronic Systems, Inc. There is a growing need to develop image data link capabilities for real time still frame imagery and video transmission. This project will develop a high speed transmission and reception system… More

Epitaxial Lift-Off Gallium-Arsenide On Diamond For High Power Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Divyang M. Shah , Engineer
Award Amount: $599,960.00

Prototype 10 Gigabite per Second CDMA Network Interface Unit for

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Catchmark , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $369,046.00

DEVELOPMENT OF OPTO-ELECTRONIC INTEGRATED CIRCUITS FOR PHASED ARRAY SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chuni Ghosh , Pprincipal Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Neutron Detection With a Lithium Fluoride Bolometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Junwei Zhou , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $74,975.00
Abstract:
138 Neutron Detection With a Lithium Fluoride Bolometer--Princeton Electronic Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 8627, Princeton, NJ 08543-8627; (609) 799-5414 Dr. Junwei Zhou, Principal Investigator Dr. Chuni L. Ghosh, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER82462 Amount: $74,975 The… More

Development of a Low Light Level Solid State Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeff Catchmark
Award Amount: $99,912.00
Abstract:
Image intensifiers based on Negative Electron Affinity (NEA) photocathodes and microchannel plates which are called Generation III image intensifiers suffer from a major limitation of having the long wavelength cutoff only to about 950nm. For that reason, it has poor modulation transfer function… More

Optical Delay Line Correlator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Reza A. Saedi
Award Amount: $69,458.00
Abstract:
An important application of opto-electronic devices in microwave signal processing is optical delay lines. Opto-electronic devices with wide bandwidth, high dynamic range and small size play a crucial role in the improvement of the performance of signal processing systems. Princeton Electronic… More

Development of High Gain, High Sensitivity Imaging Detectors for Laser Radar Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Catchmark
Award Amount: $99,950.00
Abstract:
High performance, high gain, uncooled detectors and detector arrays working at eye safe wavelengths are necessary or the development of low cost laser radar systems for imaging and targeting applications. Imaging arrays with the capability of acquiring and processing true time delay information at… More

Low-cost High-Speed Optical Links for Advanced Avionics Data networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Reza Saedi, Phd
Award Amount: $69,962.00
Abstract:
Fiber optic links are becoming integral part of the high speed communications and signal processing environment. With excellent immunity to EMI, almost unlimited bandwidth and low loss over large distances, digital and analog fiber optical links are preferred for many DOD applications. The… More

Development of a Low Light Level Camera with a High Density Focal Plane Array for Wide Field of View Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Catchmark
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
It is well known that Gen III image intensifiers based on Negative Electron Affinity (NEA) photocathodes and micromechanical plates suffer from a major limitation of having the long wavelength cutoff limited only to about 950 nm. For that reason, it has poor modulation transfer function and… More

DEVELOPMENT OF OPTO-ELECTRONIC INTEGRATED CIRCUITS FOR PHASED ARRAY SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chuni Ghosh , Pprincipal Scientist
Award Amount: $599,948.00

Neutron Detection With a Lithium Fluoride Bolometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Junwei Zhou , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $749,957.00
Abstract:
138 Neutron Detection With a Lithium Fluoride Bolometer--Princeton Electronic Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 8627, Princeton, NJ 08543-8627; (609) 799-5414 Dr. Junwei Zhou, Principal Investigator Dr. Chuni L. Ghosh, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER82462 Amount: $74,975 The Department of… More

Development of a Low Light Level Camera with a High Density Focal Plane Array for Wide Field of View Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Catchmark
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
It is well known that Gen III image intensifiers based on Negative Electron Affinity (NEA) photocathodes and micromechanical plates suffer from a major limitation of having the long wavelength cutoff limited only to about 950 nm. For that reason, it has poor modulation transfer function and… More

Real-Time Image Fusion Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yi Tang
Award Amount: $99,961.00
Abstract:
Princeton Electronic Systems, Inc. (PES) proposes to develop algorithms for combining the most salient features of long wave infrared (LWIR) and near-infrared navigation sensor imagery into a single image, and to implement the algorithms, in real-time, using commercially-available general-purpose… More

Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yi Tang
Award Amount: $99,933.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a high sensitivity diamond tipped Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) sensor for cone penetrometer use for in situ, real time and continuous detection of dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs). The detection scheme for the sensor will include the Combined Wavelength and… More

Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yi Tang
Award Amount: $749,985.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a high sensitivity diamond tipped Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) sensor for cone penetrometer use for in situ, real time and continuous detection of dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs). The detection scheme for the sensor will include the Combined Wavelength and… More

A High Performance Telemaintenance System for Support and Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: James Palumbo
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Princeton Electronic systems (PES) proposes to develop a high performance telemaintenance system for DoD logistics needs. The proposed system can be used for collaborative troubleshooting and maintenance of the fielded equipment by using internet as the primary communication medium. It will enable… More

High Power 0.79um Surface Emitting Laser Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,971.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Viji K Swaminathan
Award Amount: $749,994.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Reza A Saedi
Award Amount: $599,998.00

High Performance Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers at 1300nm Using Patterned Growth

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kaiyan Zhang PhD
Award Amount: $69,972.00

Low Cost, High Performance Lasers for Photonic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kaiyan Zhang
Award Amount: $98,978.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Reza Saedi Phd
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Low Cost 10 Gb/s Optical Links for Gigabit Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
Not Available Special technology and circuit architecture is under investigation for implementation of radiation hard low power electronics (LPE) which operate at low supply voltages and consume low power levels without sacrificing performance. Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) substrates have advantages… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jiamin Zhang, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Reze Saedi, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Reze Saedi, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Narrow-Linewidth 1550 Nanometer Laser Oscillator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Laury Watkins, Director
Award Amount: $98,982.00
Abstract:
Many DoD applications benefit from coherent detection and processing techniques which require laser linewidths at or below the 1 kHz range and ultra low laser RIN yielding shot noise limited performance at high photocurrents. In addition, many of these applications need higher power of 200mW which… More

Ruggedized Laser Diode Package for Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Laury Watkins, Director
Award Amount: $69,961.00
Abstract:
Advanced Navy platforms will need to transfer enormous amounts of data between sensors, data processors, storage systems and users. WDM networks offer the best possible solution to the bandwidth requirement. Tunable laser based WDM networks have many advantages over the fixed wavelength laser based… More

RUGGEDIZED LASER DIODE PACKAGE FOR WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXED(WDM) NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Laury Watkins, DMTS
Award Amount: $995,355.00
Abstract:
The goal of the program is to develop a single-mode fiber pigtailed tunable laser diode transmitter, suitable for operation in both digital and analog military/aerospace avionic WDM network environments. The transmitter will include low-profile (at least 32 output wavelengths for tunable) WDM… More

High Power, High Repetition Rate, Pulsed, Blue Laser for ASW Purposes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jean Seurin, Director
Award Amount: $79,990.00
Abstract:
The Navy needs high energy short pulsed (1-20ns) pulsed blue lasers for ASW purposes. The current technology lasers are bulky and low efficiency. Princeton Optronics proposes to develop a vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSEL) based high power pulsed blue laser which offers to deliver high… More

A Low Noise Tunable Wavelength Laser for Fiber Optic Sensor Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Laury Watkins, Distinguished Member of Tech Staff
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Current fiber optic towed systems under development for Naval platforms require many low noise on-board lasers built to specific frequencies ranging from approximately 1520nm to 1560nm. A low noise tunable wavelength laser, which could be tuned over the wavelength range would significantly reduce… More

High Power, High Repetition Rate, Pulsed, Blue Laser for ASW Purposes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Laury Watkins, Distinguished Member of T
Award Amount: $749,983.00
Abstract:
The Navy needs high energy short pulsed (1-20ns) pulsed blue lasers for ASW purposes. The current technology lasers are bulky and low efficiency. Princeton Optronics proposes to develop a vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSEL) based high power pulsed blue laser which offers to deliver high… More

A High Reliability Frequency Stabilized Semiconductor Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Laurence Watkins Director -Optics & Optical sys, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
NASA needs high stability laser source of 1W output power for Lidar applications. Princeton Optronics has developed ultra-stable, narrow linewidth diode pumped solid state lasers using stable packaging and high performance locker. We have also developed high power Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting… More

Miniature, Rugged, Pulsed Laser Source for LIDAR Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Laurence Watkins Director- Optics & Optical Sys, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Princeton Optronics proposes to develop a high energy pulsed laser source based on a novel approach. The approach consists of a technique to combine a large number of diode pumped solid state lasers. The resulting laser can be packaged in a very small package. We will develop the laser and package… More

A Low Noise Tunable Wavelength Laser for Fiber Optic Sensor Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Laury Watkins, DMTS
Award Amount: $599,991.00
Abstract:
In Phase I Princeton Optronics investigated the development of a tunable diode pumped solid-state laser with low phase noise and low intensity noise to meet the Navy''s requirements for applications in towed array and other sensors. The results showed conclusively that this technology is ideally… More

Solid State Infrared Flare

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jean F. Seurin, Director Device & Researc
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
The Army and other services use the M278 Infrared flare rocket that uses an illuminant candle to provide illumination compatible with night vision gear. Recent advances in solid state lighting offer the potential to replace the burning candle with a solid state illumination source. Princeton… More

Highly integrated analog fiber optic transmitter for high dynamic range RF applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Laury Watkins, DMTS
Award Amount: $79,970.00
Abstract:
The Navy is interested in developing a high performance analog fiber optics transmitter for high dynamic range RF applications. The interest in fiber optics is to eliminate the current heavy, difficult to install, hard to maintain, Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) susceptible copper based RF… More

Narrow Wavelength, Frequency Modulated Source at 1.5

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Laurence Watkins, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
NASA needs narrow linewidth lasers in the 1.5 or 2 micron wavelength regime for Lidar applications. The laser should be tunable by several nm and frequency modulated by 5GHz. Princeton Optronics has developed ultra-stable narrow linewidth diode pumped solid state lasers and developed high power… More

A High Reliability Frequency Stabilized Semiconductor Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: L.S.Watkins Princeton Optronics, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
Ultrastable, narrow linewidth, high reliability MOPA sources are needed for high performance LIDARs in NASA for, wind speed measurement, surface topography and earth and planetary atmosphere composition measurements. Princeton Optronics is developing a MOPA laser source for these applications. Phase… More

Miniature UV Sources for Imaging Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert Leeuwen, Sr Engineer
Award Amount: $98,998.00
Abstract:
DARPA is interested in advanced laser technology for development of miniature UV 3D LIDARs. UV sources are preferred for seeing through many natural and man made obscurants. Princeton Optronics proposes to develop a miniature UV source at wavelength below 300nm by pumping a solid state laser gain… More

Narrow Wavelength, Frequency Modulated Source at 1.5 Wavelength

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Laurence Watkins, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,994.00
Abstract:
Ultrastable, narrow linewidth, tunable, high reliability sources at 1.5 or 2mm are needed for high performance LIDARs for several NASA applications, including wind speed measurement, surface topography, earth and planetary atmosphere composition measurements. Princeton Optronics proposes to develop… More

Single Frequency Narrow Linewidth 2 Micron Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Laury Watkins, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
NASA needs narrow linewidth lasers in the 1.5 or 2 micron wavelength regime for coherent Lidar applications. The laser should be tunable by several nm and frequency modulated by 5GHz. Princeton Optronics has developed ultra-stable narrow linewidth diode pumped solid state lasers at 1550nm and has… More

Diode Lasers for Space-Based Cold Atom Clocks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jean F. Seurin, Director- Device, R&D – (609) 584-9696
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) is a new technology which can be used for developing high performance laser components for cold atom Atomic Frequency Standards(AFS) technology. The narrow linewidth of these devices combined with high modulation bandwidth and large spacing… More

Compact, High Intensity, Low Cost, Free Standing Illumination Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jean F. Seurin, Director - Device, R&D – (609) 584-9696
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
The Army needs high power light sources for high speed photography. The cameras with frame rates of million frames/sec or higher frame rates are increasingly being used for recording of fast events such as impact of a projectile on Army platforms such as tanks and APCs or IED blasts. To image fast… More

Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) pumps for High Energy Erbium or Thulium Fiber Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jean F. Seurin, Director- Device, R&D – (609) 584-9696
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Army is very interested in developing reduced eye hazard fiber lasers based on high power VCSEL pumps. Development of high power VCSEL pump array for pumping an Erbium or Thulium fiber laser would be an important objective for the Army for the development of efficient, high power, compact and cost… More

Miniature UV Sources for Imaging Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Leeuwen, Sr. Member of Technical S – (609) 584-9696
Award Amount: $749,993.00
Abstract:
DARPA is interested in advanced UV laser technology for development of miniature UV 3D LIDARs. UV sources are preferred for seeing through many natural and man made obscurants. Princeton Optronics proposes to develop a miniature UV source at wavelength below 300nm by pumping a solid state laser… More

Solid State Infrared Flare

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jean Seurin, Director- Device, R&D – (609) 584-9696
Award Amount: $1,196,029.00
Abstract:
We propose a solid-state IR flare solid-state design based on the VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) technology, emitting>315W total power around 808nm as a replacement of the illuminant candle which Army currently uses. The requirements in terms of input electrical power, cooling,… More

Development of line-narrowed diode pumps sources for DPAL systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jean F. Seurin, V.P. - Device, R&D – (609) 584-9696
Award Amount: $149,990.00
Abstract:
Megawatt class laser systems using Diode Pumped Alkali Lasers (DPAL) could be possible because of their extremely low quantum defect which minimizes thermal loading and, like other gas lasers, the gain medium can be flowed to reduce thermal management requirements. One key to producing efficient… More

Compact Narrow-band Laser Sources for Atom-based Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jean Seurin, V.P. - Device, R&D – (609) 584-9696
Award Amount: $149,994.00
Abstract:
Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) is a new technology which can be used for developing high performance laser components for Atom-based Sensors technology. The narrow linewidth of these devices combined with good polarization extinction ratio and large spacing between the longitudinal… More

High-Efficiency, High-Temperature Laser Diodes for Naval High-Energy Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jean Seurin, V.P. - Device, R&D – (609) 584-9696
Award Amount: $149,986.00
Abstract:
The Navy is interested in developing high temperature and high operation efficiency pumps for fiber lasers. VCSEL technology offers an excellent choice for the development of high efficiency, high temperature pumps. Princeton Optronics has developed high power VCSEL arrays delivering hundreds of… More

High Power, High Repetition Rate, Pulsed, Blue Laser for ASW Purposes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Laurence Watkins, Director Optics&Optical – (609) 584-9696
Award Amount: $768,099.00
Abstract:
High Power

Compact, High Intensity, Low Cost, Free Standing Illumination Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Qing Wang, VP. Packaging&Subsystem – (609) 584-9696
Award Amount: $779,984.00
Abstract:
The Army needs high power light sources for high speed photography. The cameras with frame rates of million frames/sec are increasingly being used for recording of fast events such as the impact of an explosion on an MRAP(Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle. Princeton Optronics proposes a… More

Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) pumps for High Energy Erbium or Thulium Fiber Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jean F. Seurin, V.P. - Device, R&D – (609) 584-9696
Award Amount: $999,992.00
Abstract:
Army is interested in developing reduced eye hazard fiber lasers based on high power VCSEL pumps. Development of high power VCSEL pump array for pumping an Erbium or Thulium fiber laser would be an important objective for the Army for the development of efficient, high power, compact and cost… More

High Efficiency 808 nm Laser Pump Diode Arrays with Excellent Beam Quality

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jean Seurin, V.P. - Device, R&D – (609) 584-9696
Award Amount: $149,992.00
Abstract:
The Navy is interested in developing high power and high operation efficiency pumps at 808nm for multiple Navy applications. VCSEL technology offers an excellent choice for the development of such laser pumps. Princeton Optronics has developed the technology of high power VCSEL arrays delivering… More

Compact Narrow-band Laser Sources for Atom-based Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jean Seurin, V.P. - Device, R&D – (609) 584-9696
Award Amount: $199,989.00
Abstract:
Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) is a new technology which can be used for developing high performance laser components for Atom-based Sensors technology. The narrow linewidth of these devices combined with good polarization extinction ratio and large spacing between the longitudinal… More

Development of line-narrowed diode pumps sources for DPAL systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jean F. Seurin, V.P. - Device, R&D – (609) 584-9696
Award Amount: $984,785.00
Abstract:
Megawatt class laser systems using Diode Pumped Alkali Lasers (DPAL) could be possible because of their extremely low quantum defect which minimizes thermal loading and, like other gas lasers, the gain medium can be flowed to reduce thermal management requirements. One key to producing efficient… More

High-Efficiency, High-Temperature Laser Diodes for Naval High-Energy Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jean Seurin, V.P. - Device, R&D – (609) 584-9696
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
High Efficiency

High Efficiency 808 nm Laser Pump Diode Arrays with Excellent Beam Quality

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jean Seurin, V.P. - Device, R&D – (609) 584-9696
Award Amount: $749,980.00
Abstract:
Navy is interested in developing high power and high operation efficiency laser pumps at 808nm for multiple Navy applications. VCSEL technology offers an excellent choice for the development of such laser pumps. The new approaches developed during phase I for very high efficiency and high power… More

Laser Ignition for Advanced Gasoline Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bing Xu, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,969.00
Abstract:
A new ignition concept is needed for lean-burn combustion in gasoline engines. The approach should extend the lean ignition limit air/fuel ratio to & gt; 20, to enable reliable ignition under high in-cylinder pressures (up to 100 bar at the time of ignition) thus enabling high load operation,… More