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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Optical Fibers for High-power, Mid-infrared Laser Diodes Emitting in the 2.0 Micron to 5.0 Micron Wavelength Range

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: AF04007

    Fiber coupled mid-infrared semiconductor lasers provide potential reduction in life cycle costs for tactical military systems compared to current lasers. The proposed work will investigate the stability of semiconductor lasers in military environments for reliable insertion into mid-infrared transmitting fiber optics. The overall project will demonstrate stable operation of a moderate power, mul ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Ultrasensitive Detection of Aerosol Precursors Including Ammonia

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: 03b

    78830 The Department of Energy requires improved measurement techniques to quantify trace gas species in the atmosphere, in order to achieve further understanding of the formation of aerosols and their role in climate change. This project will combine a novel, ultra-sensitive, photo-acoustic detection technique with a high power, widely tunable mid-infrared laser source to enable rapid, sub-part- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Energy
  3. Fiber laser for advanced guidance research

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: AF05159

    The DoD requires new sources of eye safe, short pulse, laser radiation to enable the next generation laser radar (LADAR) seekers. Conventional eye safe laser sources using diode-pumped solid-state laser (DPSSL) and optical parametric oscillator (OPO) technologies have difficulties to meet the packaging requirements and to operate with constant pulse width at variable repetition rate. Also, the e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Optical fiber coupled infrared laser

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: AF05008

    Fiber coupled mid-infrared and infrared semiconductor lasers provide potential technology for proactive infrared countermeasures systems, potentially reducing life cycle costs for these tactical military systems compared to current lasers. Research will be conducted to explore the feasibility of developing low loss infrared transmitting chalcogenide glass fiber optics. The proposed work will als ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Wavelength Conversion of Pulsed Fiber Lasers

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: SB052027

    First generation mid-infrared lasers contribute to the prohibitively high life cycle cost of infrared countermeasures systems, precluding their broad application in helicopters. We propose to develop a fiber amplifier-based IRCM laser transmitter that will contain all optical beams within optical fiber, eliminating adjustable, discrete, optical mounts, to significantly increase the laser's MTBF. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. Solid State Laser Providing Efficient Conversion to the UV for Proliferation Detection

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: 48

    78807 The remote detection of chemical signatures for nuclear proliferation, requires a pump laser capable of driving a tunable ultraviolet light source. The pump laser must be compact and efficient, and produce a very high quality beam. This project will build a pump laser with a relatively new laser material, Yb:S-FAP, developed by the DOE at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Yb:S-FAP a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Energy
  7. Fiber-Based Ultraviolet Laser System

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: S401

    The purpose of this program is to develop a compact and efficient ultraviolet laser system for use in space-based uv-Raman instruments. The basis for this system will be a modulated diode seed laser followed by a fiber amplifier which is frequency-quadrupled to generate uv light at 245nm. The unique combination of a compact and efficient fiber amplifier with efficient harmonic generation will pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Development of an optical brain/nerve stimulator

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In a novel technological breakthrough in neural stimulation, our collaborators at Vanderbilt University have developed a new modality that uses low intensity pulsed infrared laser light instead of electrical energy to elicit compound nerve and muscle potentials. Optical stimulation can induce spatially precise, highly controlled and artifact-free action potenti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Integrated Laser Electronics

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: N03175

    Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components may be used to reduce the cost of the laser electronics needed for mid-infrared lasers being developed for infrared countermeasures applications. The Phase II project will develop circuit designs for these laser electronics using COTS components and demonstrate these laser electronics can operate in military environments. The laser electronics will be v ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Processing Methodology for Reactives Enhanced Munitions

    SBC: Sensintel Inc.            Topic: AF04172

    ACR will develop strong tailored composite polymer formulations capable of energy release as needed for a range of structural applications. Materials developed under the Phase I effort (Fibrous Monolith formulations of iron oxide/aluminum, bismuth oxide/aluminum, Teflon/aluminum) will be used as a foundation with specific strength and density targets for intended applications. The initial effor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
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