On-Line Diagnostic Systems for High Energy Lasers Using Nonlinear Optical and Diffractive Optical Transformations

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$746,528.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DASG6001C0034
Agency Tracking Number:
99-0064
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
BEAM (BEAM ENGINEERING FOR ADVANCE
686 Formosa Ave., Winter Park, FL, 32765
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
959414327
Principal Investigator:
Tabirian
President/ Director of Re
(407) 629-1282
Business Contact:
Zeldovich
Vice-President
(407) 629-1282
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The goal of the Phase II of the present SBIR project is to develop and prototype new generation devices and systems for sampling and diagnostics of high power laser beams based on our breakthrough findings in the Phase I of the project. The Phase OO workwill address all the main components of high power laser beam diagnostics: sampling, visualization and measurement. Sampling will be realized with the aid of ultrasound waves propagating across the light beam. This will allow obtaining up to billiontimes attenuated replica of the beam in a controllable manner, without optical components that can be damaged by the laser beam and with no distortions caused to the beam. The technique is applicable to highest power laser beams. The laser beamdiagnostic system will include Induced-Birefringence-Mapping (IBM) - Enhanced CCD imaging, which allows profiling of infrared beams in a wide length range using inexpensive techniques developed foe visible radiation. We will further enhance the featuresof our diagnostics system by developing new diffractive optical components, including dynamic holographic elements for electrically variable attenuation, control and measurement of laser beam divergence.The new technology of high power laser beam samplingand diagnostics will drastically reduce the cost and will allow breakthroughs in the development and improvement of industrial, medical and DoD laser systems, enhancement of quality and safety of laser applications.

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