EFFICIENT SOLID STATE LASER FOR IR COUNTERMEASURES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6057
Amount: $49,567.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Lasergenics Corp
Po Box 33010, Los Gatos, CA, 95031
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR RICHARD SCHLECHT
 (408) 433-0161
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A SERIOUS THREAT EXISTS TO ORU ARMED FORCES FROM VARIOUS INFRARED SENSORS MOUNTED ON A VARIETY OF MILITARY PLATFORMS. THE SPECTRAL RANGES OF THE SENSORS ARE IN THE 3-5 AND 8-12 MICRON BANDS. THE PRIMARY THREAT HAS BEEN IN THE 3-5 MICRON BAND. THERE IS A CRITICAL NEED TO DEVELOP AN IR SOURCE TO COUNTER THIS THREAT. IF THE SOURCES WERE TUNABLE IT WOULD BE VIRTUALLY IMMUNE TO COUNTER-COUNTER MEASURES.THE OBJECTIVE OF OUR PROPOSED PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP AN EXPECTIONALLY EFFICIENT LASER SOURCE THAT IS TUNABLE ACROSS THE 3-5 MICRON BAND. WE WILL INVESTIGTE DIODE PUMPED ER:YAG AS A LASER SOURCE AT 1.66 MICROMETERS. DURING THE COURSE OF THE PHASE II EFFORT THIS LASER SOURCE WILL BE SCALED UP TO HIGH AVERAGE POWERS AND USED AS A PUMP FOR AN OPO USING AGGASE(2).

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