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High Repetition Rate Mid-Infrared Laser for IRCM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
25897
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
25897
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aculight Corporation
22121 20th Avenue SE Bothell, WA 98021-4408
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: High Repetition Rate Mid-Infrared Laser for IRCM
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $79,378.00
 

Abstract:

A high repetition rate mid infrared laser (3-5 microns) capable of providing multispectral output covering all bands used by infrared missile would make a solid state laser based IRCM system a potentially attractive replacement for black body infrared jammers. We propose a novel laser concept that can provide the desired spectral output at repetition rates exceeding the current state-of-the-art. We shall develop a solid state laser that can provide a pulse rate of 1000 Hz (1 MHz) in a compact and efficient package. The concept uses a diode pumped mode-locked Nd laser and an intracavity Optical Parametric Oscillator to generate the desired 3-5 micron output. Preliminary analysis indicates the concept can provide 6 watts output (at 4.5 microns) from 40 watts of pump power. Development of this intracavity OPO would be an enabling technology for practical CLIRCM systems.

Principal Investigator:

Mr. Charles Miyake
2064519558

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aculight Corp
40 Lake Bellevue Suite 100 Bellevue, WA 98005

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