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Fiber-based, high peak power mid-infrared source

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
81871
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-005-1684
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: 2008
Title: Fiber-based, high peak power mid-infrared source
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9451-08-C-0060
Award Amount: $749,952.00
 

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 3.5-4 m 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 to develop, build, and deliver a transportable, highly flexible, fiber-based high-peak-power optical source capable of operating at mid-infrared wavelengths. The proposed laser technology provides direct access to regimes of operation that are challenging or off limits for traditional pulse solid-state sources intended for military use. The rugged, fiber-based nature of the laser enables rapid transition to battlefield deployment.

Principal Investigator:

Mark S. Bowers
Director of Research
4254821100
mark.bowers@aculight.com

Business Contact:

Robert Afzal
VP of Research & Developm
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