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MULTISPECTRAL LASER DIODE PUMPED TM:HO:YLF LASER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
10199
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10199
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sparta, Inc.
23041 Avenida De La Carlota, Suite 325 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: MULTISPECTRAL LASER DIODE PUMPED TM:HO:YLF LASER
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,995.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROGRAM PROPOSED HEREIN IS THE EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE LASER DIODE PUMPED 2.0, 2.3 AND 3.8 UM TM;HO:YLF CASCADE LASER. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP A SIMULTANEOUS, MULTIPLE WAVELENGTH MID-IR LASER SOURCE FOR USE AS AN ACTIVE COUNTER-MEASURE AGAINST ADVANCED IR SEEKING MISSILES. TO DATE, ONLY THE 2.0 AND 2.3 UM WAVELENGTHS FROM TM:HO:YLF HAS BEEN EXAMINED. THIS PROGRAM PROPOSES TO EXAMINE THE PREVIOUSLY UNLASED 3.8 UM TM TRANSITION ALONG WITH THE 2.0 AND 2.3 UM WAVELENGTHS USING A LASER DIODE AS THE EXCITATION SOURCE. IN PHASE I OF THIS PROGRAM WE WILL CONSTRUCT AND CHARACTERIZE A LASER DIODE PUMPED 2.0, 2.3 AND 3.8 UM TM:HO:YLF CASCADE LASER. LASER CRYSTAL AND RESONATOR PARAMETERS WILL BE OPTIMIZED FOR EFFICIENT, MULTIPLE WAVELENGTH CASCADE LASER OPERATION AT 2.0, 2.3 AND 3.8 UM. IN A PHASE II PROGRAM WE WILL OPTIMIZE THE MULTIPLE WAVELENGTH OPERATION FOR INCREASED OUTPUT POWER AND CHARACTERIZED OPERATION WITH AN OPO AT EACH WAVELENGTH TO EXTEND THE MULTIPLE WAVELENGTH OPERATING RANGE FURTHER INTO THE MID-IR. ALSO, Q-SWITCHING AT REPETITION RATES FROM 0.1 TO 100 KHZ WILL BE EXAMINED.

Principal Investigator:

Robert J Grasso
6178631060

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sparta Inc
21 Worthen Rd Lexington, MA 02173

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