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Adaptive Optics for Nonlinear Atmospheric Propagation of Laser Pulses

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0658
Agency Tracking Number: N17A-024-0124
Amount: $1,999,975.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N17A-T024
Solicitation Number: 17.A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-01-04
Small Business Information
12H Mauchly
Irvine, CA 92618-0000
United States
DUNS: 828239769
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Vladimir Markov
 (949) 733-3355
Business Contact
 Vladimir Markov
Phone: (949) 310-1789
Research Institution
 University of Maryland
 Judi Cohn Gorski Judi Cohn Gorski
8279 Paint Branch Dr,
College Park, MD 20740-0000
United States

 (301) 405-4950
 Nonprofit College or University

Filamentation of ultra-short laser pulse propagation in non-linear media offers significant potentials allowing to address numerous problems in military and commercial sectors. However, practical implementation of this requires an ability to control the USLP at its propagation through inhomogeneous media, like turbulent atmosphere. On the basis of our approach for combating turbulence effects on propagating high power laser beams, AS&T proposes, during Phase I, to investigate the process of USLP propagation through the turbulent medium. The critical conditions for this process will be determined and the Adaptive Optics system that will provide controllable delivery of the USLP to a given position through turbulent media will be proposed. The critical component for this solution is the beacon availability and this problem will be solved by basis beaconless and target-in-the-loop approaches.

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