Air-cooled High-power Blue-Green Laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$196,861.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00164-05-C-6096
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:
Christopher Wood
Research Scientist
(303) 604-2000
Chris.Wood@ctilidar.com
Business Contact:
Tim Carrig
Director of Research & De
(303) 604-2000
Tim.Carrig@ctilidar.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
CTI's 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 is taking a fresh look at high power green lasers by removing 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 provided a detailed laser design and critical validation demonstrations. Phase II will design and deliver a 4 W 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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