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High Temperature, High-Efficiency, Vertical-Cavity Laser Diode Pumps for…

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Aerius Photonics, LLC.
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B Suite B Ventura, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: High Temperature, High-Efficiency, Vertical-Cavity Laser Diode Pumps for Directed Energy Applications
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7508
Award Amount: $99,992.00


Aerius Photonics is proposing to develop Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) arrays that are capable of high-efficiency (>55%) at high temperature operation conditions (60 C). At the end of Phase II, a 12 kW solid-state pump module will be delivered. The high temperature efficiency performance of VCSELs is critical in realizing fieldable diode laser pump arrays for high energy lasers and directed energy systems relevant to the MDA. The high temperature efficiency will result in considerable size, weight, power consumption, and cost reductions over what has been demonstrated to date. These modules will initially operate at 808 nm, optimized for Nd:YAG, but the overall technology approach will be applicable to wavelengths from 780 through 2.2 um. Additionally, the VCSEL arrays will demonstrate environmental ruggedness and reliability in harsh conditions, such as in dust, condensation, shock and vibration, high optical feedback, and radiation.

Principal Investigator:

Chad Wang
Research Scientist
(805) 642-4645

Business Contact:

John Baumann
Chief Financial Officer
(805) 642-4645
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerius Photonics, LLC.
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B Ventura, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 200992331
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No