Development of Novel Technologies for Rugged and Transportable High Power Ultrashort Pulse Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-06-M-0126
Agency Tracking Number: F061-005-2661
Amount: $99,777.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-005
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
KAPTEYN-MURNANE LABORATORIES INC.
1855 South 57th Court, Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: 160115093
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sterling Backus
 Chief Technology Officer
 (303) 544-9068
 sbackus@kmlabs.com
Business Contact
 Kendall Read
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (303) 544-9068
Email: kread@kmlabs.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Compact, high average power, laser systems based on Yb-doped crystalline materials will be developed for military and industrial applications. Novel approaches that combine the use of compact diffractive/dispersive optics, cryogenic cooling, and direct diode pumping, will be utilized. This research will be carried out by a group of world experts that have already developed the highest average power, commercially available, ultrafast laser system that is now being sold and installed all over the world. Thus, the team has an excellent track record for their ability to bring cutting-edge, high-power, laser technology to the market-place.

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