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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 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Compact, High-Efficiency, Eye-Safe, Fiber Laser for LADAR Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-03-C-0098
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy requires high power laser sources for of eye-safe range-gated imaging LADARs. Conventional eye safe laser sources using diode-pumped solid-state laser (DPSSL) and optical parametric oscillator (OPO) technologies have difficulty to meet thepackaging requirements and to operate with constant pulse width at variable repetition rate. In Phase I of this project, Aculight has demonstrated all the specifications required for an efficient fiber lasers system with short pulse lengths independent ofrepetition rate, and a full power packaging design. The novel approach enables flexible compact packaging without the need for any free space propagation and leverages heavily from the telecommunications industry, using off the shelf fiber-opticcomponents where available. In Phase II Aculight will deliver a full power all-fiber laser transmitter meeting the Navy requirements. This work will develop a novel all-fiber-based eye safe laser source for a variety of military applications, includinglaser rangefinders and range imaging LADAR systems. Commercial applications include (1) a laser source for medical diagnostics, and (2) industrial processing applications.

Principal Investigator:

Matthias Savage-Leuchs
Principal Investigator
4254821100
msl@aculight.com

Business Contact:

Dennis Lowenthal
VP of Research & Developm
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