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Space Qualified One Micron Lasers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62199
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-0092
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: Space Qualified One Micron Lasers
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-03-M-0090
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a Yb:SFAP laser system, using a novel resonator scheme, that will provide over 1 J per pulse output at 100 Hz at high efficiency, in a package far more compact, lower mass and efficient that conventional systems. The high-pulse-energy poweroscillator architecture is especially suited to space platforms where weight, volume, cooling and efficiency are particularly important. The proposed system will enable a 1 J/pulse 100 Hz system with efficiency and compactness far exceeding conventional systems. The efficiency and cost advantages of the Yb:SFAP system together are anticipated to break through the present cost barriers todiode-pumped solid-state lasers in commercial materials processing systems .

Principal Investigator:

Eric Honea
Principal Investigator
4254821100
eric.honea@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