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Miniature UV Sources for Imaging Applications

Award Information

Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 10-009
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Princeton Optronics, Inc.
DE Mercerville, DE 08619-2054
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Miniature UV Sources for Imaging Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N10PC20189
Award Amount: $98,998.00


DARPA is interested in advanced laser technology for development of miniature UV 3D LIDARs. UV sources are preferred for seeing through many natural and man made obscurants. Princeton Optronics proposes to develop a miniature UV source at wavelength below 300nm by pumping a solid state laser gain medium with VCSEL array and frequency convert the laser beam to UV frequency. With this approach we propose to develop a very small package that will fit inside a telecom butterfly package with a wide range of power output levels. In phase I, we would demonstrate the feasibility of the concept through theory and experiments. In phase I, we would design the miniature UV laser which will be implemented in phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Leeuwen
Sr Engineer

Business Contact:

Narayan Bhatta
Small Business Information at Submission:

Princeton Optronics, Inc.
1 Electronics Dr Mercerville, NJ 08619

EIN/Tax ID: 222998615
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No