2.1 MICRON EYE-SAFE COHERENT LASER TRANSMITTER AND DETECTOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$342,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9883
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Lightwave Electronics Corp.
897-5a Independence Ave, Mountain View, CA, 94043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Tom Kane
(415) 962-0755
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
LIGHTWAVE IS PROPOSING TO STUDY TWO OF THE SUBSYSTEMS REQUIRED FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COHERENT LASER RADAR. WE PROPOSE TO DEMONSTRATE ROOM-TEMPERATURE QUANTUM-LIMITED HETERODYNE DETECTION OF INFRARED RADIATION AT THE 2.1-MICRON WAVELENGTH OF TM:HO:YAG LASERS. THE LOCAL OSCILLATOR OF THE HETERODYNE DETECTOR WILL BE BUILT BY LIGHTWAVE, AND THE PHOTODIODE WILL BE PURCHASED FROM A COMMERCIAL SUPPLIER. WE WILL ALSO STUDY THE POSSIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTING A Q-SWITCHED COHERENT LASER TRANSMITTER WITH AN OUTPUT PULSE ENERGY OF 100 MJ AT THE SAME EYE-SAFE WAVELENGTH, USING COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE LASER DIODE PUMPS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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