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Innovative Passivation to Increase the Power at Which Laser Diode Fails

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
D122-005-0001
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB122-005
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
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: 2012
Title: Innovative Passivation to Increase the Power at Which Laser Diode Fails
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-13-C-0053
Award Amount: $99,860.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this effort is to increase the power of 20% fill-factor laser diode (LD) bars from the present state-of-the-art (SOA) of 60-70 W/bar to 600 W/bar a"DARPA hard"ten-fold increase. This revolutionary and disruptive increase in the power/bar will be accomplished by increasing the power at which SOA LDs fail, namely, increasing the threshold for catastrophic optical damage (COD) of the LD by improving the passivation of the facets. While SOA LD passivations are perfectly acceptable for SOA bars operating at 60-70 W, they are not capable of withstanding the 600 W/bar required for our military HELs.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Walsh
SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
(617) 547-1122
AWALSH@SRL.COM

Business Contact:

Jonah Jacob
PRESIDENT
(617) 547-1122
jjacob@srl.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY INC
15 WARD STREET SOMERVILLE, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 042786396
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No