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High-Power Laser Diode Arrays

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
17995
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17995
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Xemet, Inc.
15257 N.e. 90th Street Redmon, WA 98052
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: High-Power Laser Diode Arrays
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $64,310.00
 

Abstract:

Removing heat critically limits the application of high power laser diode stacked arrays to many high-value-added commercial markets where they would have commanding competitive advantages, including solid state and gas laser pumping; communications; laser welding; heat treating; alloying; high speed printing and various medical uses. XEMET's technology will remove on the order of 5 KW per square centimeter, with a temperature drop of 1 to 2 degrees C. per KW. XEMET's approach avoids the plumbing, pumping, sealing, clogging and the erosion problems of microchannel cooling. It removes 10 to 100 times the heat flux of diamond and avoids the CTE problems of diamond. Additional benefits are higher laser duty cycles, better reliability, longer life and improved optical performance.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Minch
2068812797

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Xemet, Inc.
15257 N.e. 90th Street Redmond, WA 98052

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