High Power Daytime Marker with Extremely Narrow Divergence

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-18-P-0016
Agency Tracking Number: S173-001-0135
Amount: $149,940.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM173-001
Solicitation Number: 2017.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-03-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-09-12
Small Business Information
48 Knollwood Dr., Waltham, MA, 02453
DUNS: 015976843
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Corcoran
 (781) 894-1168
 ccorcoran@alum.mit.edu
Business Contact
 Christopher Corcoran
Phone: (781) 894-1168
Email: ccorcoran@alum.mit.edu
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The goal of this project is to develop a power-scalable laser source suitable for laser designation of targets.The main thrust will focus on power scaling of individual laser elements using passive coherent beam combination technology.Scaling the output power of a single laser element beyond a few 100 mW presents a significant challenge as phenomena such as catastrophic optical damage or heat dissipation typically limit the maximum power that a laser diode can generate.Use of passive coherent beam combination allows circumventing such limitations and scale the output power by simply adding more single elements, while maintaining a diffraction-limited beam quality and the simplicity of laser diodes.

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