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Process to Mitigate Catastrophic Optical Damage to Quantum Cascade Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-19-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number: N19A-004-0219
Amount: $139,828.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N19A-T004
Solicitation Number: 19.A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-06-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-17
Small Business Information
3259 PROGRESS DRIVE
ORLANDO, FL 32826
United States
DUNS: 052971564
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Hong Shu
 Senior Scientist
 (407) 733-9776
 hong_shu@ymail.com
Business Contact
 Elena Lyakh
Phone: (310) 720-3286
Email: elena.lyakh@irglare.com
Research Institution
 University of Central Florida
 Elena Lyakh Elena Lyakh
 
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
United States

 (310) 720-3286
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract

The development of a catastrophic optical damage model for quantum cascade lasers describing instantaneous laser damage at high optical power levels is proposed. The model will be validated by comparison to experimental data. Based on obtained results, changes to laser design and laser fabrication resulting in an increased damage threshold will be implemented. The work will ultimately result into the development of 10-15W continuous wave quantum cascade laser edge emitters to be used in a number of critical defense applications.

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