Air-cooled High-power Blue-Green Laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$98,429.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-04-C-1050
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-049-0367
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-049
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
135 S. Taylor Avenue, Louisville, CO, 80027
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
149375479
Principal Investigator
 Chris Wood
 Research Scientist II
 (303) 604-2000
 Chris.Wood@ctilidar.com
Business Contact
 Tim Carrig
Title: Director Research & Devel
Phone: (303) 604-2000
Email: Tim.Carrig@ctilidar.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
CTI's extensive experience with high energy, mil-spec laser systems makes us keenly aware that the environmental controls for such lasers can be larger, heavier, and more power-hungry than the lasers themselves. The next generation of airborne lasers must address this situation head-on in order for dramatic advances in laser technology to achieve widespread utilization. CTI proposes a fresh look at high power green lasers by seeking to remove temperature control requirements from three key subsystems - pump lasers, laser crystal, and doubling crystal. Diode lasers are used as the pump source to obtain the efficiencies necessary in power-limited platforms such as UAVs. Our design process is prioritized by the weight and power consumption goals of the Navy, and utilizes several recently demonstrated innovative CTI technologies that enable compact, high beam-quality, high energy output. Phase I will provide a detailed laser design and critical validation demonstrations. Phase II will design, develop, test, optimize, and deliver a breadboard transmitter for further Navy laboratory testing. The effort will extensively leverage multiple existing CTI programs, including a MARCOR SYSCOM program for surf zone mine detection, that are developing these technologies.

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