Multi-Wavelength Low-Power Solid State Lasers for Space Based Laser Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F29601-02-C-0125
Agency Tracking Number: 021NM-2570
Amount: $99,598.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
510 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA, 20170
DUNS: 107940207
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Floyd Hovis
 Director of Space Lasers
 (703) 471-7671
 fhovis@fibertek.com
Business Contact
 Horacio Verdun
Title: Senior Vice President
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Email: hverdun@fibertek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"Abstract: The emergence of space-based lasers as a viable alternative for ballistic missile destruction in space has started a flourish of activity aimed at the development and testing of components and systems required for this application. Currentschedule for the completion of these tests is very tight, and the lack of some special items not yet commercially or otherwise available calls for their early and accelerated development. A low-power laser device is needed for a high fidelity low-powerrealization of a beam with similar characteristics to the one produced by the high power HF laser. This beam is used for emission optics adjustments to precisely aim and focus the high power radiation on the target. Several concepts will be proposed andanalyzed. This effort will lead to the design, testing and space qualification of the required lasers. The multi-wavelength and tunability capabilities provided by these lasers, within a power range of 1-10 watts, are very valuable characteristics fortheir use in other fields such as lidar applications. The novel solid-sate laser technology to be developed will decrease the size, weight and cost of high-power diode-pumped lasers. These reductions will make affordable applications including materialsprocessing and large area displays"

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