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High Energy, Modular, Long Pulse Laser

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Department of Defense
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2002 / SBIR
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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: 2002
Title: High Energy, Modular, Long Pulse Laser
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-02-M-0214
Award Amount: $69,997.00


"The Advanced Integrated Warfare System (AIEWS) will require a high-energy, long-pulse laser that emits wavelengths in the visible to near infrared for optical countermeasures of anti-ship missiles. To meet this future Navy need, Aculight Corporationproposes an affordable and modular diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) laser that is frequency converted to the visible and near infrared. This modular approach provides the required pulse energy and temporal pulse width by beam combination of multiple,moderate-pulse-energy laser modules. This concept allows for nearly complete coverage in the 425-800 nm wavelength range. The output spectrum can be tailored over this entire wavelength range, making counter-countermeasures on the threat impractical. Inthe Phase I, analysis and breadboard experiments will be performed to demonstrate the feasibility of the modular laser concept. Results from the Phase I will be used in the option task to design the laser modules that will be built in the Phase II. Theproposed affordable, diode-pumped, solid-state laser module has commercial applications in a variety of material processing applications."

Principal Investigator:

Mark S. Bowers
Principal Scientist

Business Contact:

Dennis Lowenthal
Vice President
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aculight Corp.
11805 North Creek Parkway S., Suite 113 Bothell, WA 98011

EIN/Tax ID: 911581683
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No