Modeling of High-Average-Power Solid State Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-10-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: F083-001-0959
Amount: $749,642.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-001
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, -
DUNS: 082191198
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Triscari
 Senior Scientist
 (520) 770-6028
 jtriscari@arete.com
Business Contact
 David kane
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (520) 770-6099
Email: contracts@arete.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The creation of a comprehensive laser design tool, usable by a broad customer base is long overdue. At present lasers are used as elements of numerous applications. With a large array of goals and design constraints competing for attention, an engineer needs help executing a specific laser design. A good software tool can help organize the design and mitigate costly reiteration and redesign resulting from errors and inefficient work flow. This effort will focus on developing a software design tool from a baseline design executed in Phase I. BENEFIT: As defense systems become increasingly complex the Air Force will find itself in the position of having to design and evaluate more complicated and exotic laser systems. The tool built in this effort will assist with designing, comparing or reverse engineering lasers. Commercially, there is an opportunity for a company to provide the tools to engineers with the know-how or the desire to acquire the know-how to design the exotic custom lasers that are needed in specialty applications. In addition such a software tool could help spur a cottage industry of laser designers in the same way tools like Code V, Zemax and OSLO support an industry of lens designers.

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