EFFICIENT SOLID STATE LASER FOR IR COUNTERMEASURES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,567.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
6057
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR RICHARD SCHLECHT
(408) 433-0161
Business Contact:
() -
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).

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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