Modeling of High-Average-Power Solid State Lasers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,642.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9451-10-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-001-0959
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-001
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
082191198
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Triscari
Senior Scientist
(520) 770-6028
jtriscari@arete.com
Business Contact:
David kane
Executive Vice President
(520) 770-6099
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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