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Company Information:

Company Name: Raydiance, Inc.
City: Petaluma
State: CA
Zip+4: 94954-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (707) 559-2100

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $579,688.00 6
SBIR Phase II $2,898,599.00 5
STTR Phase I $209,677.00 3
STTR Phase II $2,249,916.00 4

Award List:

High Energy, Low Loss Fibers for Ultra Short Pulse Laser Compression and Delivery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: MASSACHUSSETS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLO
Principal Investigator: Tim Booth, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,828.00
RI Contact: Yoel Fink
Abstract:
Raydiance and the Massachussets Institute of Technology are proposing to investigate hollow core photonic bandgap fibers and related waveguide architectures for pulse compression and delivery of ultrashort high peak power pulses. Photonic bandgap fibers, and especially Bragg fibers, are particularly… More

High Energy, Low Loss Fibers for Ultra Short Pulse Laser Compression and Delivery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: MIT
Principal Investigator: Timothy Booth, Program Manager
Award Amount: $499,928.00
RI Contact: Yoel Fink
Abstract:
Ultrashort pulse (USP) laser technology has the potential to revolutionize remote sensing, target ranging, minimally invasive surgery, genetic engineering, and a wide variety of precision material processing applications. Unlocking this potential requires a significant reduction in the size,… More

High-Energy Short-Pulse Fiber Amplifier at Eye-Safe Wavelengths

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tim Booth, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,844.00
Abstract:
Ultra Short Pulse (USP) laser technology offers compelling capabilities for the defense, medical and material processing industries. The development of this technology into commercial devices has been limited mostly by the size, cost and pulse energies provided by current USP laser systems. … More

SBIR Phase I: Novel Amplification Technology as a Path to Practical Application of USP Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mike Mielke, DSc
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will focus on the development of a compact novel gain medium with application to a wide variety of pulsed lasers, including ultrashort pulse (USP) lasers,(less than 1 picosecond pulse length) and longer pulse lasers (greater than 1… More

Energy Scaling of Ultrashort Pulse (USP) High Energy Fiber Lasers Through Temporal Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Central Florida
Principal Investigator: Tim Booth, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,936.00
RI Contact: Peter Delfyett
Abstract:
Ultrashort pulse (USP) laser technology offers unique capabilities for defense, medical, clean energy, and advanced manufacturing applications. However, practical applications have been limited by the available laser hardware. Fiber-based USP lasers have the potential to overcome all of the major… More

High-Energy Short-Pulse Fiber Amplifier at Eye-Safe Wavelengths

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tim Booth, Project Manager
Award Amount: $599,994.00
Abstract:
Ultrashort Pulse (USP) lasers fall into two broad classes: bulk optical systems and fiber-based systems. The former generate meaningful pulse energies but have limited real-world utility due to their size and reliability issues. Alternatively, fiber lasers are extremely robust and easy to use but… More

High Efficiency Gain Media for Eye-Safer 1.55 m Ultrafast Fiber Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Tim Booth, Vice President Project Ma
Award Amount: $69,913.00
RI Contact: Nasser Peyghambarian
Abstract:
Compelling applications of infrared ultrafast lasers-ranging from ship self defense and aircraft self defense, to medical and micromachining applications-have defined a critical performance point at about one millijoule per pulse from a reliable and robust portable laser system with high average… More

Advanced Compressor Technology for Ultrafast Fiber Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Univercity of Central Florida
Principal Investigator: Tim Booth, VP Project Management
Award Amount: $499,994.00
RI Contact: Leonid Glebov
Abstract:
Ultrafast laser technology offers compelling capabilities for national defense, state-of-the-art health care, and the materials processing industry. The development of this technology into commercial form factor hardware has been limited mostly by the size, cost, complexity, and/or pulse energy… More

SBIR Phase II:Novel Amplification Technology as a Path to Practical Application of USP Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mike Mielke
Award Amount: $499,457.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project makes significant advances in the field of photonics by developing a cutting-edge performance, cost effective and compact ultrafast laser light amplifier. The amplifier is a key element in generating this compelling form of light for… More

Advanced Compressor Technology for Ultrafast Fiber Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Univercity of Central Florida
Principal Investigator: Tim Booth, VP Project Management – (707) 559-2100
Award Amount: $499,994.00
RI Contact: Leonid Glebov
Abstract:
Ultrafast laser technology offers compelling capabilities for national defense, state-of-the-art health care, and the materials processing industry. The development of this technology into commercial form factor hardware has been limited mostly by the size, cost, complexity, and/or pulse energy… More

Energy Scaling of Ultrashort Pulse (USP) High Energy Fiber Lasers Through Temporal Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Central Florida
Principal Investigator: Tim Booth, Vice President Project Ma – (707) 559-2124
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Peter Delfyett
Abstract:
Phase Tailoring represents a unique and novel approach to significantly driving up pulse energies in all-fiber ultrafast laser systems. One of the challenges of working in the ultrafast regime is that the amplification and compression part of the chirped pulse amplification scheme can cause a… More

Fiber Delivery Systems for Ultrashort Pulse Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Mielke, Chief Scientist – (707) 559-2146
Award Amount: $79,930.00
Abstract:
By virtue of their extremely short pulses, typically less than a picosecond, ultrashort pulse (USP) lasers have unique interactions with matter, interactions that include the ability to ablate materials without introducing heat to the target, surface texturing and diagnostic, sensing, and imaging… More

Automated Ultrashort Pulsed Laser (USPL) Tailoring Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Mielke, Chief Scientist – (707) 559-2146
Award Amount: $79,935.00
Abstract:
Ultrashort pulse (USP) lasers have unique interactions with matter, interactions that include the ability to athermally ablate materials, create micron-resolution texturing of surfaces, and provide diagnostic, sensing, and imaging capabilities. Of particular interest to the Navy is the potential use… More

Ultrafast Fiber Lasers Smart Surgical Tool Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mike Mielke, Chief Scientist – (707) 559-2100
Award Amount: $69,979.00
Abstract:
Fiber-based ultrafast lasers, with their ability to athermally ablate organic and inorganic materials, offer the potential for deploying a surgical tool with micron resolution that does not impart collateral damage to areas adjoining a target. Further, ultrafast technology can be used to perform… More

High-Energy Short-Pulse Fiber Amplifier at Eye-Safe Wavelengths

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tim Booth, VP Project Management – (707) 559-2100
Award Amount: $749,947.00
Abstract:
Ultra Short Pulse (USP) laser technology offers compelling capabilities for the defense, medical and material processing industries. The development of this technology into commercial devices has been limited mostly by the size, cost and pulse energies provided by current USP laser systems.… More

Pulse Compressor for Long Stretch Factor in High-Energy Ultrafast Fiber Lasers at Eye-Safer Wavelengths

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mike Mielke, Chief Scientist – (707) 559-2100
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Multiple military and civilian applications of ultrafast laser technology become viable at a pulse energy level of 1 millijoule (mJ). While such levels have been demonstrated in femtosecond solid state amplifier systems, such as titanium-sapphire and ytterbium thin disk architectures, these systems… More

Automated Ultrashort Pulsed Laser (USPL) Tailoring Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mike Mielke, Chief Scientist – (707) 559-2100
Award Amount: $749,297.00
Abstract:
Ultrafast lasers have unique interactions with matter that include the ability to athermally ablate materials, create micron-resolution texturing of surfaces, and provide diagnostic, sensing, and imaging capabilities. Of particular interest to the Navy is the potential use of ultrafast lasers for… More

Pulse Compressor for Long Stretch Factor in High-Energy Ultrafast Fiber Lasers at Eye-Safer Wavelengths

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Mielke, Chief Scientist – (707) 559-2146
Award Amount: $299,904.00
Abstract:
Ultrashort pulse lasers have unique interactions with matter that include the ability to athermally ablate materials, create micron resolution texturing of surfaces, and provide diagnostic, sensing, and imaging capabilities. Of particular interest to the Navy is the potential use of ultrafast lasers… More