Reliable 5W Continuous Wave Quantum Cascade Lasers with a Nearly Gaussian Circular Output Beam

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-19-C-0012
Agency Tracking Number: N182-113-0085
Amount: $124,901.00
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
3259 PROGRESS DRIVE, ORLANDO, FL, 32826
DUNS: 052971564
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hong Shu
 (407) 733-9776
 hong_shu@ymail.com
Business Contact
 Elena Lyakh
Phone: (310) 720-3286
Email: ylyakh@gmail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In response to the NAVY SBIR solicitation N182-113, the IRGLARE team is pleased to propose the development of highly reliable 4.5m Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) delivering over 5W of continuous wave optical power in a nearly gaussian beam (M2 < 1.5) with a low ellipticity. The combination of the high optical power and long term reliability will be achieved by over a two-fold reduction in laser thermal resistance compared to that of traditional QCL designs and by keeping peak optical intensity at the output facet within its safe limits. The new very high performance devices will find immediate applications in numerous critical infrared DoD applications, including infrared countermeasures and free space optical communications.

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