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Company Information:

Company Name: Q Peak, Inc.
City: Bedford
State: MA
Zip+4: 01730-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.qpeak.com
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,870,245.00 68
SBIR Phase II $20,986,696.00 31
STTR Phase I $829,494.00 8
STTR Phase II $1,499,959.00 2

Award List:

Broadly Tunable, High Repetition Rate, 10-W Average Power IR Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova
Award Amount: $69,753.00

Broadly Tunable, High Repetition Rate, 10-W Average Power IR Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova
Award Amount: $90,004.00

High Repetition Rate, 10-W Average Power Ultraviolet Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,256.00

A Highly Efficient Diode-Pumped Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kevin F. Wall, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $68,602.00

Ultra-Stable 1.3-micron Lasers for Precision Metrology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John H. Flint, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,973.00

Compact, Solid-State, Q-switched Laser Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David Welford, Senior Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,550.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Flint, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,927.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Wall, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,562.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Wall, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $64,890.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John H. Flint, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John H. Flint, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $599,735.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David Welford, Senior Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David Welford, Senior Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $599,982.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,756.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kevin F. Wall, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kevin F. Wall, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $598,840.00

349-nm Source for Direct Detection Measurements of Winds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. 1. Isyanova, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,916.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak, Inc. proposes to develop an efficient, single-frequency, diffraction-limited, 10-W-average-power laser source at 349 nm for use as a Lidar transmitter for direct-detection measurements of winds. The laser source proposed will be based on a compact, cw diode-pumped,… More

Development of Human Skin Model for Sulfur Mustard Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $729,650.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak, Inc. proposes to develop a rapidly and broadly tunable, high-average-power, all-solid-state IR source suitable for use as a DIAL system transmitter. The source is based on the combination of a Nd-doped pulsed pump laser and optical parametricoscillators (OPO). The laser source, a compact,… More

Single-frequency, high-energy, tunable solid state IR source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,651.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak, Inc. proposes to develop a single-mode, rapidly tunable, high-energy, high-average-power, all-solid-state IR source suitable for use as a direct-detection or heterodyne DIAL system transmitter. The source is based on the combination of a 1 micronpulsed pump laser and optical parametric… More

Development of Human Skin Model for Sulfur Mustard Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak, Inc. proposes to develop a rapidly and broadly tunable, high-average-power, all-solid-state IR source suitable for use as a DIAL system transmitter. The source is based on the combination of a Nd-doped pulsed pump laser and optical parametricoscillators (OPO). The laser source, a compact,… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: John H. Flint, PRINCIPAL ENGINEER
Award Amount: $74,770.00

High-energy, eyesafe transmitter for LADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Wall, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,231.00
Abstract:
The most widely used solid state laser technology is based on Nd-doped laser materials, providing output in the 1050-1060-nm wavelength region. Alternative laser materials can provide other wavelengths more suited for eyesafe LADAR, but systems using thesematerials have shown substantial limitations… More

AAAV Composite Armor Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Wall, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,651.00
Abstract:
Diode-laser arrays operating in the visible region of the spectrum offer advantages for illuminator applications, particularly for night and water penetration capability. Recent developments in diode-laser materials allow operation throughout the visiblespectrum. At this time, red diode-laser… More

Single-frequency, high-energy, tunable solid state IR source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $746,056.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak, Inc. proposes to develop a single-mode, rapidly tunable, high-energy, all-solid-state IR source suitable for use as a direct-detection or heterodyne DIAL system transmitter. The source is based on the combination of a 1 micron pulsed pump laser andoptical parametric oscillators (OPO). The… More

High Energy Eyesafe Transmitter for LADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin F. Wall, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $749,977.00
Abstract:
The most widely used solid-state laser technology is based on Nd-doped laser materials, providing output in the 1050-1060-nm wavelength region. Alternative materials can provide other wavelengths more suited for eyesafe ladar, but systems using thesematerials have shown substantial limitations in… More

Cr:ZnSe-Based MWIR/LWIR Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alex Dergachev
Award Amount: $99,922.00
Abstract:
70217 The continued need to improve the performance and efficiency of existing active remote sensing instruments for detecting the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction requires innovations in laser devices. In particular, the development of all-solid-state Mid Wave Infrared… More

Tunable diode-pumped IR laser source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alex Dergachev, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,881.00
Abstract:
The Space-Based Laser (SBL) requires a Low Energy Laser (LEL) system to serve as a high fidelity surrogate during startup and optical alignment portions of test operations. In this proposal, we will develop a CW, diode-pumped solid state laser that canmeet the requirements for the LEL, namely a CW… More

349-nm Source for Direct Detection Measurements of Winds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yele Isyanova, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak, Inc. proposes to develop an efficient, single-frequency, diffraction-limited, 10-W-average-power laser source at 349 nm for use as a Lidar transmitter for direct-detection measurements of winds. The laser source proposed will be based on a compact, cw diode-pumped,… More

349-nm Source for Direct Detection Measurements of Winds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yele Isyanova, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $599,866.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak, Inc. proposes to develop an efficient, single-frequency, diffraction-limited, 10-W-average-power laser source at 349 nm for use as a Lidar transmitter for direct-detection measurements of winds. The laser source proposed will be based on a compact, cw diode-pumped,… More

High-Power Pump Laser for Ozone Lidar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yele Isyanova
Award Amount: $69,907.00
Abstract:
A high-priority goal in the NASA ESE Science Plan is to understand and predict the tropospheric distribution, chemistry and transport of ozone. Lidar measurements from low earth orbit can provide a global survey of tropospheric ozone and aerosol layers with high vertical resolution. These… More

Quantum-Cascade-Laser-Seeded OPO for DIAL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mr. Rines, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,924.00
Abstract:
We propose an all-solid-state, laser-based source that covers the 2.5- to 14-?Ym band and is suitable for use in airborne and space-based differential absorption lidar (DIAL) systems. The proposed DIAL transmitter would enable high-resolution, high-accuracy remote sensing of atmospheric molecular… More

SBIR Phase I: Diode-Pumped, High-Power, Cr:LiSAF-Based Ultrafast Laser and THz Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Evgueni Slobodtchikov
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims to conduct key experiments directed toward the development of an innovative, ultrafast-pulse laser source. While Ti: sapphire-based femtosecond sources are widely deployed in scientific laboratories throughout the world, they have a level… More

High-Beam-Quality, High-Average-Power Yb:YAG Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Wall, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,940.00
Abstract:
Precision tracking of airborne targets, atmospheric sensing, and active imaging require high-average-power, high-beam-quality laser sources. We propose to address these requirements through the use of a side-pumped Yb:YAG laser where high beam quality isachieved by multi-passing the fundamental… More

Midwave infrared OPO pumped by a compact, efficient Tm laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glen Rines, Principal Research Scient
Award Amount: $69,955.00
Abstract:
We propose the development of a MWIR system comprised of a diode-pumped, Q-switched, Tm laser pumping an OPO, which yields signal and idler waves that are both in-band to the atmospheric windows of interest (3.5 to 4.1 and 4.4 to 5.0 microns). The primaryimprovement over previous work, in our view,… More

Quantum-Cascade-Laser-Seeded OPO for DIAL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Glen Rines, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,924.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an all-solid-state, laser-based source that covers the 2.5- to 14-micron band and is suitable for use in airborne and space-based differential absorption lidar (DIAL) systems. The proposed DIAL transmitter would enable high-resolution, high-accuracy remote sensing of… More

High-Power Pump Laser for Ozone Lidar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,965.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop and demonstrate a key component of a laser transmitter that can meet the performance requirements of both systems. In contrast to solid state, diode-pumped, high-energy, low-pulse-rate transmitters that have been considered for ozone lidar systems, our innovative approach is to… More

High-Beam-Quality, High-Average-Power Yb:YAG Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Wall
Award Amount: $749,672.00
Abstract:
Precision tracking of airborne targets, atmospheric sensing, and active imaging require high-average-power, high-beam-quality laser sources. We propose to address these requirements through the use of a diode-side-pumped, multi-pass-slab (MPS), Yb-doped laser where high beam quality is achieved by… More

SBIR Phase II: Diode-Pumped, High-Power, Cr:LiSAF-Based Ultrafast Laser and THz Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Evgueni Slobodtchikov, PI
Award Amount: $499,954.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II will develop the ultrafast laser system that could represent a significant advance in the technology of directly diode-pumped, solid state, ultrafast sources. In the initial Phase I effort, a record cw power level (> 2W) from diode-pumped… More

Spread-Spectrum Secure Optical Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Korn, Principal research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
In response to the solicitation to develop a Multiband Laser Communication system for space based communications, Q-Peak, Inc. proposes to develop a laser transmitter technology that has significant implications on physical layer security, as well as an impact on the networks architecture. … More

Short-Pulse Mode for Laser Designators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glen Rines, Principal Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,969.00
Abstract:
There is a need to improve the ability to detect and identify non-cooperative targets via technological improvements in existing laser designators that can be implemented in the existing inventory of military aircraft with reasonable levels of modification to the aircraft and/or their avionics. We… More

High-Pulse-Rate Sources for Active Imaging Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alex Dergachev, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,946.00
Abstract:
75787-In support of systems to detect the proliferation of nuclear weapons, Los Alamos National Laboratory has developed a photon-counting, Remote Ultra-Low Light Imaging sensor that has many advantages over conventional range-imaging devices. However, the photon-counting design requires a laser… More

High-Pulse-Rate Sources for Active Imaging Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alex Dergachev, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,921.00
Abstract:
75787S In support of systems to detect the proliferation of nuclear weapons, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has developed a photon-counting, Remote Ultra-Low Light Imaging sensor that has many advantages over conventional range-imaging devices. However, the photon-counting design requires a… More

Fiber-Laser-Based Mid-IR Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alex Dergachev, Principal Research Scientist
Award Amount: $98,974.00
Abstract:
Advances in diode-pumped solid state lasers and high-quality nonlinear materials have facilitated development of all-solid-state, mid-infrared sources suitable for infrared countermeasures. Present systems are based on bulk-crystal pump lasers combined with suitable nonlinear wavelength converters.… More

Highly Efficient Fiber Lasers for Wireless Power Transmission

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Glen A. Rines, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,974.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop ytterbium (Yb) fiber lasers with an electrical-to-optical efficiency of nominally 64% by directly coupling 80%-efficient diode lasers with Yb fiber laser structures that are capable of 80% optical-to-optical power conversion. These would be single spatial mode lasers, which are… More

Efficient Microchip Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova, Principal Research Scient
Award Amount: $79,971.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak, Inc. proposes to develop a highly efficient 1064-nm microchip laser that will be capable of providing sub-nanosecond pulses with pulse energies of 12 mJ at a repetition rate greater than 4 kHz. The device will be able to operate in rugged environment and within a wide range of operation and… More

Eyesafe Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Source for Laser Ranging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova, Principal Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,924.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak, Inc. proposes to develop a ~2-ns pulse, high-power, 10-kHz repetition rate, 1504-nm source based on the combination of an efficient, high-power, diode-pumped Nd:YLF master oscillator - power amplifier (MOPA) system and a double-pumped, KTA crystal-based optical parametric oscillator (OPO)… More

Compact, Lightweight, Femtosecond Laser for LIBS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Evgueni Slobodtchikov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,936.00
Abstract:
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) technology has recently started to play an important role in various sensor needs - from the detection of trace amounts of explosives to the detection of sub-pg amounts of Ca and Mg within sub-µm-diameter aerosols, with application to both military and… More

High-Pulse-Rate Green Laser for Undersea Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin F. Wall, Principal Research Scient
Award Amount: $69,038.00
Abstract:
The Navy needs lasers for applications in high-data-rate communication between mobile platforms both above and below water. Given the transmissive properties of water and the desire to obtain large data rates, the lasers must operate in the blue-green wavelength region and be pulsed with nanosecond… More

Tm:fiber-Based, Reduced Eye-Hazard Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glen A. Rines, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,268.00
Abstract:
Until recently, gas lasers were the only technology that could provide the powers required for Directed Energy (DE) applications, such as providing area protection to Army forces against rockets, artillery, and mortars. Recent advances in solid state lasers have shown their potential for power… More

Cr:ZnSe Ultrafast, High-Power, Mid-IR Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Evgueni Slobodtchikov, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,952.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak proposes to develop a ~100-fs pulse, high-peak-power source based on the combination of an efficient fiber-laser-pumped, Cr:ZnSe master oscillator and a power amplifier. The high-peak-power, femtosecond output pulses at 2.5 microns will be used to pump an optical parametric generator that… More

Cryo-cooled Yb:YAG Lasers for Advanced Photoinjectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Lincoln Laboratory - MIT
Principal Investigator: Kevin Wall, Dr
Award Amount: $99,973.00
RI Contact: Frank Schimmoller
Abstract:
Advanced, high brightness photoinjectors are required for the next generation of linear accelerators and free electron lasers. Current photoinjector lasers suffer from complexities related to the use of multiple amplifier stages to achieve the desired pulse energy. There are also issues related to… More

High-Power THz Generation from Yb-doped Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Evgueni Slobodtchikov, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,920.00
RI Contact: Richard Scammell
Abstract:
Currently, there is great interest in the development of instrumentation and techniques for the generation, detection and analysis of THz frequency (i.e. millimeter and sub-millimeter wavelength) electromagnetic radiation. Higher-power sources would enable longer stand-off distances, greater depth… More

Highly Efficient Compact Laser for Planetary Exploration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bhabana M. Pati, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
In response to the solicitation for advances in critical components of instruments for enhanced scientific investigations on future planetary mission, Q-Peak proposes to develop an extremely compact, robust, efficient, Q-switched, solid state laser, producing 10-mJ, nanosecond-duration pulses, for… More

Efficient Tm-Fiber-Pumped Ho:YLF Laser System for Coherent LIDAR Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alex Dergachev, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
We propose to employ a recently developed, efficient, high-power, heavily-doped Tm:silica-fiber technology as a high-gain fiber pre-amplifier and as a fiber-laser-pump for the laser crystal Ho:YLF to provide a 2050-nm source for remote-sensing applications, including coherent DIAL systems. The… More

Efficient 3-D Ladar Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Glen A. Rines, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,897.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a significant improvement in the performance of diode-pumped, Nd:YLF lasers by employing direct optical pumping of the upper level of the 1-micron laser transition. This novel pumping technique has been applied to other Nd laser systems, notably Nd:YAG and Nd:vanadate, but to… More

Eyesafer Fiber Laser Technology for Shipboard Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Peter Moulton, VP/CTO
Award Amount: $69,974.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak has recently developed "eyesafer" high-power, efficient, thulium (Tm)-doped, 2050-nm-wavelength silica fiber (Tm:fiber) lasers that have the potential to scale up to the power levels needed for shipboard defense. The longer wavelength cannot pass through to the retina and hence presents a… More

Multi-wavelength high-energy pulsed laser source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,956.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak proposes to develop a multi-wavelength, high-energy, all solid-state source based on the combination of an efficient, high-energy, 1047-nm Nd:YLF laser, a tunable optical parametric oscillator (OPO) and a multi-wavelength Raman laser. The pulse-pumped, repetitively Q-switched, Nd:YLF Master… More

Compact, Lightweight, Femtosecond Laser for LIBS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Evgueni Slobodtchikov, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $729,988.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak proposes to develop a compact, fieldable, high-power, solid state, diode-pumped, Yb-doped femtosecond laser system for Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS). Our device will produce 100-femtosecond pulses at 1050 nm, with a pulse energy as high as 1 mJ, at pulse rates in the 250-1000 Hz… More

Cr:ZnSe Ultrafast, High-Power, Mid-IR Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Evgueni Slobodtchikov, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $749,673.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak proposes to develop a mid-infrared (mid-IR), 100-fs pulse, high-power laser source based on the combination of an efficient Tm:fiber-laser-pumped, Cr:ZnSe master oscillator and a power amplifier. The high peak power, femtosecond output pulses at 2.5 um will be used to pump a optical… More

High-Pulse-Rate Green Laser for Undersea Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Wall, Area Manager
Award Amount: $596,800.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak proposes to develop a high-repetition rate green laser source for use in underwater applications. The laser will produce pulses that are ~10's of ns in width at MHz repetition rates. In the Phase I program, we demonstrated the operation of a laser oscillator at rates as high as 2.5 MHz… More

Mid IR Ultrafast Laser System for High Field Physics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Evgueni Slobodtchikov, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,977.00
Abstract:
The investigation of ultrafast X-ray and high harmonics generation is important for basic science. In the future, this technology is likely to impact applications such as diagnostic medicine, providing vastly improved X-ray images. This project will develop a novel, mid-infrared, 100-fs pulse,… More

Efficient 3-D Ladar Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Glen Rines, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,774.00
Abstract:
In the Phase I program we demonstrated the efficacy of the proposed innovation by experimentally demonstrating an improvement in slope efficiency of ~11% by changing the pump wavelength from 806-nm to the 863-nm, which directly pumps the upper laser level of the 1047-nm laser transition in Nd:YLF.… More

Efficient Tm-Fiber-Pumped Ho:YLF Laser System for Coherent LIDAR Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alex Dergachev, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,962.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of the proposed Phase II program is to develop and deliver a ruggedized, compact single-frequency 2050-nm-laser system suitable for coherent LIDAR applications. Such a system uses the latest Tm:silica heavily-doped fiber technology to provide as much as 3X efficiency… More

Mid-Infrared Precision Frequency Combs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: MIT
Principal Investigator: Evgueni Slobodtchikov, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,985.00
RI Contact: Franz Kaertner
Abstract:
A broad and stable comb of optical frequencies generated by a femtosecond laser is a useful tool for precision optical measurements. Such sources have great utility in the construction of more accurate atomic clocks and in high precision spectroscopy. While there has been a great deal of work on the… More

Ultrashort Pulse Manufacturing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Harvard University
Principal Investigator: Evgueni Slobodtchikov, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,928.00
RI Contact: Marrybell Ramos
Abstract:
High power femtosecond laser sources are recognized now as excellent tools for high precision micromachining. Unlike conventional laser machining, femtosecond laser machining reduces collateral damage to the surroundings. We propose to develop a compact diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KYW oscillator… More

Low-Cost LIDAR for Wake Vortex Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John H. Flint, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
NASA has been tasked with supporting the development of key technologies to facilitate the evolution of the National Airspace System to NextGen, the Next Generation Air Transportation System. One of these key technologies is the detection of wake vortices generated by other aircraft. This is of… More

Tm:fiber-Based, Reduced Eye-Hazard Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glen Rines, Principal Research Scient
Award Amount: $245,670.00
Abstract:
Building on the work carried out in the Phase I program and the significant advances that Q-Peak has made in the development of high-power Tm:silica fiber lasers under HEL-JTO funding, we propose to build two laboratory systems under this Phase II program in which we will demonstrate the following: … More

Temporal Pulse Shaping Techniques for Photoinjector Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Kevin Wall, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,857.00
Abstract:
High brightness electron beams are of interest in next generation light sources, such as the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) and the International Linear Collider (ILC), as well in energy recovery linacs. For these systems, proper shaping of the electron beams, both temporally and spatially is… More

100W Green Laser as a Photoinjector Drive Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bhabana Pati, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,935.00
Abstract:
The efficiency of GaAs photocathode degrades over time. In order to maintain constant photoemission from the GaAs photoemission guns used in nuclear physics research, the output power in the laser used in the photoinjector has to be increased. A 100-W green laser could provide uninterrupted… More

Improved High-Power Pump Couplers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glen Rines, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $149,885.00
Abstract:
Recent advances in fiber lasers have shown their potential for power scaling to Directed Energy (DE) levels. Many of the high-power, cladding-pumped, large-mode-area (LMA) fiber systems demonstrated in the laboratory have employed free-space optics to couple the diode-laser pump power into the pump… More

High Power Blue-Green Laser Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Wall, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $98,905.00
Abstract:
In this proposed Phase I program, we will study methods of generating blue-green laser radiation. Such sources are of great interest to the Navy for both anti-submarine warfare and communications at depth and speed, as blue-green light matches the minimum of seawater transmission for a variety of… More

Tm:fiber-based Solid State Active Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glen Rines, Principal Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
Advances in diode-pumped solid state lasers and high-quality nonlinear materials have facilitated development of broadly tunable, all-solid-state, mid- and long-band infrared sources suitable for countermeasures and long-range sensing of targets and threats. Present systems are based on bulk-crystal… More

Mid IR Ultrafast Laser System for High Field Physics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Evgueni Slobodtchikov, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,824.00
Abstract:
The Department of Energy seeks the development of advanced, ultrafast x-ray sources based on high-harmonic generation. Improvements in the technology will come from the use of driving lasers operating at wavelengths longer than those used in the incumbent Ti:sapphire-based systems. These current… More

Pulsed, Single-Frequency, 2-um Seed Source for Coherent LIDAR Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alex Dergachev, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,951.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of the proposed Phase I effort is to develop and demonstrate a low-average power, pulsed, single-frequency, 2-um Ho-laser source for application as a front end in coherent LIDAR systems. Development of such pulsed seed sources is critical for the design of compact, rugged,… More

Multiband source for IRCM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova, Principal Resrearch Scientist
Award Amount: $96,982.00
Abstract:
Man portable air defense systems (MANPADS) are a growing threat to military and commercial aircraft. Laser-based infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) can be used in defeating these threats. We propose an innovative infrared source to generate suitable powers for DIRCM, and also a scheme to distribute… More

High Power Blue-Green Laser Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Wall, Principal Research Scient
Award Amount: $749,762.00
Abstract:
In this Phase II SBIR program, we will construct a laser source that can be applied to the generation of blue-green laser radiation. Such sources are of great interest to the Navy for both anti-submarine warfare and communications at depth and speed, as blue-green light matches the minimum of… More

Eyesafer Fiber Laser Technology for Shipboard Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glen Rines, Prinicipal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,733.00
Abstract:
In the Phase II work, we propose to examine near-resonant pumping of Tm:silica fibers with a goal of developing a design for a 20-kW, diffraction-limited, 2040-nm Tm:fiber laser. The design will attempt to counter both thermal effects and nonlinear-optical limits set by Raman or Brillouin… More

Improved High-Power Pump Couplers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Glen Rines, Prinicipal Investigator – (781) 275-0935
Award Amount: $749,986.00
Abstract:
Recent advances in fiber lasers have shown their potential for power scaling to Directed Energy (DE) levels. Many of the high-power, cladding-pumped, large-mode-area (LMA) fiber systems demonstrated in the laboratory have employed free-space optics to couple the diode-laser pump power into the pump… More

UV Laser for Laser-Ion Stripping of Hydrogen Beams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bhabana Pati, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Neutron scattering techniques provide exceptional tools for studying the structure and dynamics of materials at the molecular level. High energy neutrons are obtained when high energy protons are accelerated into a heavy-metal target. At Neutron Spallation Source (SNS), ORNL, a scheme of three-step… More

Fiber Amplifiers for Laser-Based Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Kevin Wall, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,925.00
Abstract:
Advanced accelerator concepts include the use of high-power fiber lasers to accelerate electrons to very high energies in short distances, using photonic structures fabricated from materials such as silicon or fused silica. To avoid optical damage to the structures, it is advantageous to use… More

Mid-Infrared Precision Frequency Combs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: MIT
Principal Investigator: Evgueni Slobodtchikov – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $749,991.00
RI Contact: Franz Kaertner
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Q-Peak will develop a prototype of mid-IR optical frequency comb laser source for precision spectral measurements in the wavelength region of strong molecular absorption bands. Such measurements are critical in studies of atmospheric transmission and gas analysis in general. All the… More

Pulsed, Single-Frequency, 2-um Seed Source for Coherent LIDAR Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alex Dergachev, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,997.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of the proposed Phase II effort is to develop and deliver a ruggedized, single-frequency, mJ-level, 2050-nm master oscillatorÂ? power amplifier system suitable for coherent LIDAR applications. The laser system is based on a low-average power, pulsed, single-frequency, 2-um… More

A LIBS System for Lunar Surface Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bhabana Pati, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,944.00
Abstract:
In response to NASA's solicitation for light-weight and power efficient instruments that enable elemental and/or mineralogy analysis, Q-Peak, together with Firestar Technology and the Colorado School of Mines, proposes to develop a compact, robust and efficient, instrument capable of… More

Novel Compact Solid-State UV Laser for Ozone DIAL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak proposes to develop a compact, high-repetition rate, dual-line UV source based on the combination of an innovative, efficient, high-energy, single-frequency, 1047-nm Nd:YLF laser and efficient, robust nonlinear optical frequency converters. The pulse-pumped, repetitively Q-switched, Nd:YLF… More

A 100 W Green Laser for Photoinjection of GaAs Photoemission Guns

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Bhabana Pati, Dr. – 781-275-9535
Award Amount: $149,908.00
Abstract:
For synchronous photoinjection of GaAs photoemission guns, a high-average-power green laser light source with an RF-pulse repetition rate in the range of 0.5 to 3 GHz is required to advance fundamental accelerator technology and its application to nuclear physics scientific research. The efficiency… More

Compact, Rugged, and Low-Cost, Wavelength-Versatile Burst Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova, Principal Research Scientist – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $99,970.00
RI Contact: Joan Warfield
Abstract:
Q-Peak Inc., in collaboration with The Johns Hopkins University (JHU), proposes to develop an extremely compact, air-cooled, lightweight, multi-wavelength, burst-mode laser based on the combination of a Q-switched, Nd-doped, oscillator-amplifier laser, and efficient, robust nonlinear optical… More

Novel, High-Power, Pump-Signal Fiber Combiner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Glen A. Rines, Principal Research Scientist – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
Recent advances in fiber lasers have shown their potential for power scaling to Directed Energy levels. Many of the high-power, cladding-pumped, large-mode-area fiber systems demonstrated in the laboratory have employed free-space optics to couple the diode laser pump power into the pump cladding… More

High-Efficiency Laser Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin F. Wall, Principal Research Scientist – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $99,880.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this effort, we propose to develop a high-efficiency, high-power optical transmitter as an enabling technology for high-data-rate, free-space laser communications. The latter will be applied for use in future generations of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles- and Geosynchronous Earth Orbit-based… More

Laser Ultrasonic Testing of Rail-Gun Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alex Dergachev, Principal Research Scient – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $79,968.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a laser ultrasonic system that addresses the US Navy needs for non-destructive inspection technology of composite containment structures in electro-magnetic rail-gun launchers. The laser ultrasonic system provides fast, non-contact evaluation of composites and can detect… More

Development of Quantitative Flow Diagnostics at Acquisition Rates Exceeding 50 kHz

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Ohio State University
Principal Investigator: Bhabana Pati, Principal Scientist – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $99,833.00
RI Contact: Cindy L. Bonsignore
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposal, developed jointly by Q-Peak, Inc. and The Ohio State Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, offers an innovative merging of two solid state laser technologies that, when taken together, have the potential to provide… More

A LIBS/Raman System for Planetary Surface Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bhabana Pati, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,852.00
Abstract:
For lightweight and power-efficient instruments that enable elemental and/or mineralogy analysis, Q-Peak proposes to develop a compact, robust, and efficient instrument capable of performing imaging spectroscopy, Laser-Raman Spectroscopy (LRS) and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS). The… More

Low-Cost Lidar for Wake-Vortex and Other Hazard Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John H. Flint, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,964.00
Abstract:
NASA has been tasked with supporting the development of key technologies to facilitate the evolution of the National Airspace System to NextGen, the Next Generation Air Transportation System. One of these key technologies is the detection of in-flight hazards, such as wake vortices generated by… More

High-Average Power, High-Energy, 2-um Laser Source for High-Harmonic Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alex Dergachev, Dr. – 781-275-9535
Award Amount: $149,947.00
Abstract:
Pulsed, 100 mJ, kHz-rate, picosecond lasers in the 2-um wavelength range are of a critical importance to the development of the next-generation, laser-driven X-ray sources based on high-harmonic generation. The 2-um lasers are needed as efficient pump sources for parametric-generation of energetic,… More

High Power Mid-IR Laser System for ESASE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Evgueni Slobodtchikov, Dr. – 781-275-9535
Award Amount: $149,981.00
Abstract:
The Department of Energy seeks the development of advanced laser systems for current- enhanced self-amplified spontaneous emission (ESASE) free-electron lasers for ultra-short x-ray generation. Improvements in the technology will come from the use of driving lasers operating at wavelengths longer… More

Multiband source for IRCM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova, Principal Research Scient – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $745,743.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Q-Peak proposes to demonstrate a high-average-power, Band I and IV infrared source based on an innovative combination of an efficient fiber laser and a nonlinear optics wavelength converter. The technology is well-suited for integration into aircraft platforms. BENEFIT: The infrared… More

Laser Ultrasonic Testing of Rail-Gun Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alex Dergachev, Principal Research Scient – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $498,395.00
Abstract:
We propose to perform a demonstration and develop a fieldable design of a Laser Ultrasonic Testing (LUT) inspection system for the composite materials used in an electromagnetic rail gun (EMRG). The system will be based on an innovative mid-IR laser technology used for the ultrasound-generation… More

Novel, High-Power, Pump-Signal Fiber Combiner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bhabana Pati, Principal Scientist – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $999,938.00
Abstract:
Recent advances in fiber lasers have shown their potential for power scaling to directed ener-gy levels. One of the most promising approaches is the coherent combination of multiple Yb:fiber lasers. Many of the high-power, cladding-pumped, large-mode-area (LMA) fiber sys-tems demonstrated in the… More

High-Average Power, High-Energy, 2-um Laser Source for High-Harmonic Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alex Dergachev, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,867.00
Abstract:
Laser-driven, tabletop X-ray sources based on high harmonic generation provide unique tools with unprecedented temporal and spatial resolution for application in material science, condensed matter physics, biology, and medicine. Also such tabletop X-ray sources are much more compact and cost-… More

High Power Mid-IR Laser System for ESASE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Evgueni Slobodtchi, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,962.00
Abstract:
The Department of Energy seeks the development of advanced laser systems for current-enhanced self- amplified spontaneous emission (ESASE) free-electron lasers for ultra-short x-ray generation. Improvements in the technology will come from the use of driving lasers operating at wavelengths longer… More

Low-Cost Lidar for Wake-Vortex and Other Hazard Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chris H. DePriest, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $699,266.00
Abstract:
The evolution of the National Airspace System via the Next Generation Air Transportation System program depends on enabling new operational concepts to increase efficiency. Decreasing the spacing between aircraft on takeoff and landing would increase the throughput of airports. On-board sensing… More

Multi-spectral, short-pulse, high-pulse-energy laser transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova, Principal Research Scient – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $79,818.00
Abstract:
The Navy SBIR topic solicits the development of a 4-color laser system that enables the detection of ocean mines on the beach and floating/submerged mines in the ocean. Q-Peak and PSI have collaborated to submit a proposal that leverages the laser system development expertise of Q-Peak and the ocean… More

Solid-State Green Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Univ of California, Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Kevin Wall, Area Manager – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $79,923.00
RI Contact: Steven DenBaars
Abstract:
Green laser sources are important in advanced naval mine detection as this wavelength has good penetration though seawater. Mine detection programs such as the Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) system and the Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) currently use… More

Coherent Imaging Laser Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin F. Wall, Principal Research Scientist – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $149,853.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Coherent ladar sources offer advantages over their incoherent counterparts by their ability to measure the amplitude, phase, and frequency modulation of a returned signal. This enables the uses of holographic laser radar to obtain fine resolution 3D images or synthetic aperture synthesis… More

High-Power, 3-Micron, Fiber-Based Laser System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bhabana Pati, Principal Research Scient – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $79,974.00
Abstract:
The Navy has identified tactical applications for 3000-nm-wavelength-region lasers, which feature very high efficiency in coupling laser energy to water. This is the result of the most intense infrared absorption band for liquid water, which has a broad peak centered at 2900 nm, with an absorption… More

High-power, mid-infrared isolators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John H. Flint, Principal Research Scientist – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $149,946.00
Abstract:
Q-Peak, Inc. proposes to develop a new generation of infrared isolators based on high-transparency ceramic materials, which promise improved characteristics over equivalent single-crystal materials. These include the ability to scale to the larger sizes needed for high-power systems, as well as… More

Tunable solid-state, high repetition rate blue laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Stegeman, Principal Research Scient – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $79,911.00
Abstract:
A tunable, solid-state blue laser which enables power-scaling for simultaneous high pulse energy and average power will be developed for nonacoustic imaging applications. A power-scalable pump laser at 1µm will be used to pump nonlinear optics processes which generate the required, tunable,… More

Multi-spectral, short-pulse, high-pulse-energy laser transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yelena Isyanova, Principal Research Scient – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $499,962.00
Abstract:
The Navy SBIR topic solicits the development of a 4-color laser system that enables the detection of ocean mines on the beach and floating/submerged mines in the ocean. Q-Peak, Inc. and Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) have collaborated to submit a proposal that leverages the laser system development… More

Novel Extended-Zone High Power WDM Couplers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Central Florida
Principal Investigator: Bhabana Pati, Principal Scientist – (781) 275-9535
Award Amount: $149,962.00
RI Contact: Erin C. Blackwell
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: High power and low insertion loss WDM components will be developed. In manufacturing WDM components, solid core fibers in both polarization insensitive and polarization maintaining, will be pursued, along with photonics crystal fiber components. A range of fiber sizes and device… More