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HIGH-PULSE-RATE BLUE OPTICAL SOURCE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
17751
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17751
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCHWARTZ ELECTRO-OPTICS, INC.
3404 N. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32804
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: HIGH-PULSE-RATE BLUE OPTICAL SOURCE
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,790.00
 

Abstract:

LASER-BASED SUBMARINE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. ONE RECENT SYSTEMS CONCEPT, DESIGNED FOR COMMUNICATIONS UPLINKS, INVOLVES THE USE OF A FREQUENCY-AGILE, KHZ-REPETITION-RATE SOURCE OPERATING IN THE WATER-TRANSMISSION WINDOW. IN THIS PROPOSAL WE PRESENT A PLAN TO DEVELOP A SOLID STATE, TI:SAPPHIRE-BASED, RAPIDLY TUNABLE, NARROW-LINEWIDTH LASER THAT WOULD BE THE MASTER OSCILLATOR IN A HIGH-POWER, INJECTION-SEEDED SYSTEM. THE LASER COULD BE USED TO DEMONSTRATE AND TEST ANY TUNABLE RECEIVERS DEVELOPED FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNICATIONS PACKAGE AND COULD SERVE AS A SEEDING SOURCE FOR HIGH-POWER SLAVE OSCILLATORS. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS - A RAPIDLY TUNABLE SOURCE, EITHER AT THE TI:SAPPHIRE FUNDAMENTAL WAVELENGTH OR AT THE SECOND HARMONIC, COULD BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH DIFFRACTIVE OPTICS TO RAPIDLY ACCESS OPTICAL DISKS, EXPOSE PHOTOREFRACTIVE CRYSTALS OR STEER A BEAM OVER A LARGE ANGLE.

Principal Investigator:

Glen Rines
5083712299

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Schwartz Electro-optics, Inc.
45 Winthrop Street Concord, MA 01742

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