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Fiber Laser Beam Combining for High Efficiency and Light-Weight HEL Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77403
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-208-0671
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: 2006
Title: Fiber Laser Beam Combining for High Efficiency and Light-Weight HEL Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W9113M-07-C-0017
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Aculight proposes a fiber beam combining approach that provides the efficiency, thermal management, power-independent beam quality and ruggedness of fiber lasers with a system architecture scaleable to 10 kW and beyond. The approach is scaleable to 100+kW for military directed energy applications such as defense against rockets, artillery and mortars (RAM). The proposed work leverages Aculight's extensive experience in beam combining, and the ongoing development of high power, narrow line width, polarized fiber amplifiers. The project plan builds on proof-of-principle experiments already completed by Aculight and includes an experimental demonstration of the key concept in the Phase I, a 1 kW system demonstration in the Phase II, and a 10+kW system to be developed in Phase III.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas H. Loftus
Principal Investigator
4254821100
tom.loftus@aculight.com

Business Contact:

Dennis D. Lowenthal
VP of Research & Development
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