Solid-State, Femtosecond Sources

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$689,296.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
18102
Agency Tracking Number:
18102
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.o. Box 370, Dexter, MI, 48130
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Phillippe Bado
(313) 426-2803
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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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