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EFFICIENT, COMPACT, KILOWATT-CLASS ND:YAG LASERS WITH SUBNANOSECOND PULSE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15695
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15695
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY INC
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: EFFICIENT, COMPACT, KILOWATT-CLASS ND:YAG LASERS WITH SUBNANOSECOND PULSE DURATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,762.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS SBIR PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP A NEW COMPACT ND:YAG SLAB LASER AMPLIFIER ARCHITECTURE WHICH INCREASES LASER EFFICIENCY AND THE EXTRACTABLE ENERGY FROM A SINGLE LASER SLAB BY A FACTOR OF 1.6. IN ADDITION, IMPLEMENTATION OF CHIRPED PULSE AMPLIFICATION TECHNIQUES IN A NANOSECOND PULSE REGIME CAN LEAD TO THE EFFICIENT GENERATION OF SUBNANOSECOND OUTPUT PULSES IN A COMPACT AND EFFICIENT DEVICE WITH IMPROVED RELIABILITY BY LIMITING PEAK FLUENCE LEVELS WITHIN THE CRYSTAL. IN THE PHASE I EFFORT, A 20 GW PEAK, 150 WATT AVERAGE POWER, DIODE-PUMPED ND:YAG SLAB LASER MODULE WILL BE DESIGNED WHICH INCORPORATES THE NEW LASER ARCHITECTURE AND SUBNANOSECOND OUTPUT PULSE CAPABILITY. PROOF-OF-PRINCIPLE EXPERIMENTS WILL ALSO BE DESIGNED IN PHASE I TO VALIDATE THESE NEW ND:YAG LASER CONCEPTS. THESE VALIDATION EXPERIMENTS WILL THEN BE CONDUCTED USING A FLASHLAMP-PUMPED HEAD IN THE PHASE II EFFORT. THIS TECHNOLOGY CAN BE SCALED TO PROVIDE COMPACT, LIGHTWEIGHT, EFFICIENT 70 GW PEAK POWER, 500 WATT AVERAGE POWER, DIODE PUMPED ND:YAG LASERS. THE UNIQUE COMBINATION OF 10 JOULE SINGLE PULSE ENERGY, 100 PICOSECOND PULSE DURATION AND HIGH PULSE REPETITION RATES WILL PERMIT HIGH THROUGHPUT WITH LASER DRIVEN X-RAY SOURCES FOR SUB-0.25 MICROSECOND X-RAY LITHOGRAPHY AND ENHANCED TRACKING RATES FOR HIGH RESOLUTION SPACE-BASED LASER RADAR.

Principal Investigator:

Mr Reich Watterson
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Science Research Laboratory I
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA 02143

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