Solid-State, Femtosecond Sources

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$689,296.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
1994
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
18102
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mxr, Inc.
P.o. Box 370, Dexter, MI, 48130
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Phillippe Bado
 (313) 426-2803
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Phase I goal is to build energy-efficient, compact femtosecond optical sources, and demonstrate diode-pumped lasers that can generate femtosecond pulses via self-modelocking. Only readily available 750-nm diode lasers will be used as pump source. Existing subpicosecond sources are complex devices requiring large, heavy, power-inefficient Argon-ion lasers, Nd:YAG, or similar lasers as primary pump sources. There is an existing need for compact ultrafast sources that can be used outside the R&D laboratory setting. Our compact sources will be used for: 3D acquisition; collision avoidance; imaging scattering media (including tomography of the human body); electronic devices testing (electro-optical sampling); and high-power switching.

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