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Modulated Pulsed Laser Sources for Imaging Lidars

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82566
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-036-0773
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: 2007
Title: Modulated Pulsed Laser Sources for Imaging Lidars
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-07-C-0291
Award Amount: $79,977.00
 

Abstract:

A pulsed fiber laser capable of very rapid amplitude modulation is proposed. Producing more than 5 W output at 532 nm, the system incorporates a very fast fiber-coupled electro-optic modulator, capable of reproducing waveforms up to the 10 GHz range. When used in a hybrid lidar-radar system, the laser will enable discrimination against multiply scattered photons, powerfully enabling imaging of targets even in very turbid water. Fiber laser technology enables the laser to be robust, alignment- and contamination-insensitive, and inherently ruggedizable. The laser (based upon recently commercialized designs) is very compact and power-efficient, enabling near-term deployment in Naval systems.

Principal Investigator:

Roy Mead
Principal Investigator
4254821100
roy.mead@aculight.com

Business Contact:

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

ACULIGHT CORP.
22121 20th Avenue SE Bothell, WA 98021

EIN/Tax ID: 911581683
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No