Quantum Cascade Laser Thermal Impedance Improvement

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-19-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number: N182-113-0054
Amount: $124,921.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N182-113
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-10-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-04-20
Small Business Information
30 Spinelli Place, Cambridge, MA, 02138
DUNS: 969569131
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Laurent Diehl
 (617) 501-3482
 diehl@pendar.tech
Business Contact
 Seamus Fogarty
Phone: (617) 909-5726
Email: sfogarty@pendar.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Since the demonstration of the first quantum cascade laser (QCL) in 1994, there has been a steady improvement of the demonstrated power level and wall-plug efficiency. As expected for most maturing technologies, this rate of progress has slowed down as the parameter space of novel ideas has been more fully explored. R&D efforts however have not yet focused specifically on the thermal impedance of QCLs. Pendar will leverage years of experience designing, fabricating and testing high power QCLs to significantly reduce the thermal impedance and heat generation of these devices while achieving 5 watt output power and maintaining excellent beam quality.

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