2.1 MICRON EYE-SAFE COHERENT LASER TRANSMITTER AND DETECTOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9883
Amount: $342,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Tom Kane
 (415) 962-0755
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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.

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