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Edge-pumped Composites for Ultra-Short Pulse (USP) Lasers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87143
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-047-0163
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED ENERGETICS
3590 East Columbia St Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Edge-pumped Composites for Ultra-Short Pulse (USP) Lasers
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-09-C-0029
Award Amount: $69,807.00
 

Abstract:

Current efforts utilizing solid state Ultra-Short Pulse (USP) Lasers have identified edge pumped lasers as a technology with the potential to greatly increase the performance of candidate systems. This proposal provides "leap ahead" concepts for gain media materials, processing, geometry, and/or finishing, pushing the leading edge of conventional gain media beyond the current capability. The objective of this Phase I proposed effort is to develop and design edge pumped laser gain media that have uniform transverse pump absorption distributions while maintaining good optical beam quality and high laser efficiency at the kW average output power level. The expected deliverable from this proposed research and development effort is to present candidate design technologies and the expected performance characteristics obtained via modeling, simulation or mathematical methods to facilitate the decision for Phase II prototype construction. This capability will benefit both Government and private sector organizations.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen McCahon
EVP of Technology
5206287415
smccahon@appliedenergetics.com

Business Contact:

Joseph Hayden
EVP Programs and Contracts
5206287415
jhayden@appliedenergetics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED ENERGETICS
3590 East Columbia St Tucson, AZ 85714

EIN/Tax ID: 770262908
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No