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Fiber-based, high-energy, ultra-short pulse eye-safe source

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87540
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-050-0102
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: 2008
Title: Fiber-based, high-energy, ultra-short pulse eye-safe source
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-08-M-0086
Award Amount: $69,984.00
 

Abstract:

Tactical laser sources delivering high-peak-power (from multi-MW to TW) in agile optical pulse trains at high pulse repetition frequency (PRF) in the eye-safe wavelength region are of interest for several military applications including proactive infrared countermeasures (PIRCM), non-lethal munitions, and remote sensing of battlefield threats. To meet the needs for future tactical lasers, Aculight proposes a transportable, highly flexible, fiber-based high-peak-power optical source capable of operating at eye-safe wavelengths. The proposed laser technology provides direct access to regimes of operation that are challenging or off limits for traditional pulsed solid-state sources intended for military use. The rugged, fiber-based nature of the laser enables rapid transition to battlefield deployment. The Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of the approach through analysis culminating with a design for the Phase II laser. At the completion of Phase II, Aculight will deliver a breadboard all-fiber, eye-safe, high-energy, ultra-short pulse laser to the Navy for laboratory use.

Principal Investigator:

Deborah Alterman
Principal Investigator
4254821100
deborah.alterman@aculight.com

Business Contact:

Robert S. Afzal
VP of Research & Development
4254821100
rob.afzal@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