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Compact, High-Efficiency, Eye-Safe, Fiber Laser for LADAR Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
64635
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-0238
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: Compact, High-Efficiency, Eye-Safe, Fiber Laser for LADAR Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-03-C-0006
Award Amount: $99,992.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to build a novel eyesafe fiber laser source capable of operating over the 20-100 kHz repetition rate range. Using a combination of COTS technology from the telecom industry and amplifier designs based upon recent developments at Naval ResearchLabs, the source will deliver 7-10 Watts while maintaining pulse duration <10 ns, and beam quality <1.8 x D.L. We show designs using available commercial components packaged into a 6 x 8 x 17 cm volume. The laser will be much more efficient and far morerugged than conventional Q-switched crystal lasers using nonlinear converters to reach the eyesafe range. The proposed laser has potential for use in sensing of chemical leaks or chemical weapons (homeland defense), and in materials processingapplications.

Principal Investigator:

Matthias Savage-Leuchs
Senior Scientist/Investig
4254821100
msl@aculight.com

Business Contact:

Dennis 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