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Dual use, non-cryogenic operating temperature, mid-infrared laser

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62697
Program Year/Program:
2003 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F033-0089
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: 2003
Title: Dual use, non-cryogenic operating temperature, mid-infrared laser
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F49620-03-C-0115
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Future IRCM laser transmitters are being developed based on optically pumped GaSb mid-infrared semiconductor laser, however, the current technology requires the laser to be operated at cryogenic temperature. Aculight and MIT Lincoln Laboratory propose toinvestigate methods to increase the operating temperature of these semiconductor lasers, which will dramatically decrease the cost of the laser transmitter by eliminating the need for a cryogenic cooler and associated vacuum dewar. The proposedmid-infrared laser technology has potential applications in spectroscopic gas sensing systems for environmental monitoring, explosive detection and industrial process monitoring sensors.

Principal Investigator:

Chuck Miyake
VP of Business Development
4254821100
chuck.miyake@aculight.com

Business Contact:

Dennis D. Lowenthal
Vice President of R&D
4254821100
dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 911581683
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
MIT LINCOLN LABORATORY
224 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420
Contact: Gail Powderly
Contact Phone: (781) 981-7108
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university