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Novel Efficient and Compact Diode-pumped Rod Gain Modules for Ultra Short…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
91934
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-046-1598
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: 2009
Title: Novel Efficient and Compact Diode-pumped Rod Gain Modules for Ultra Short Pulsed (USP) Lasers
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-09-C-0032
Award Amount: $69,824.00
 

Abstract:

Lasers based upon rod architectures offer a simple and rugged method for amplifying an Ultra-Short Pulse (USP) duration laser pulse at moderate powers. When paired with a chirped pulse amplifier (CPA) chain, greater system flexibility and capabilities are realized. This proposal provides solutions to overcome the technical challenges when combining the two techniques in high repetition rate operation by utilizing innovative designs and material solutions. The objective of this Phase 1 proposed effort is to develop a detailed design for a diode-pumped rod amplifier head for USP Yb:YAG lasers that is compatible with a CPA chain. 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 other mathematical methods to facilitate the decision for Phase II prototype construction.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen McCahon
EVP of Technology
5209173063
smccahon@appliedenergetics.com

Business Contact:

Joseph Hayden
EVP of Programs and Contracts
5209173061
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