High Gain Threshold-less Laser System based on Optical Phase Conjugation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$718,816.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9451-04-C-0144
Award Id:
62197
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-0711
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2572 White Road, Irvine, CA, 92614
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
188465819
Principal Investigator:
Vladimir Markov
(949) 553-0688
vmarkov@metrolaserinc.com
Business Contact:
Cecil Hess
(949) 553-0688
chess@metrolaserinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
In this Phase II proposal, we outline a plan to design and build a novel ultra sensitive and high-gain laser system. Its operation is based on a high-gain thresholdless optical phase-conjugate mirror. Such a laser system will be capable of tracking remote objects. A stimulated Brillouin scattering effect is used in the proposed approach for development of a high-gain pulsed laser system in an intra-cavity four-wave mixing architecture. In this proposal, we outline the operational principles of the system and show how the high-gain conditions (up to 10^8) can be achieved for a minimal intensity level of a signal of 10^-14 J. During Phase I, we performed an extensive theoretical analysis of the laser system with Brillouin Enhanced Four-Wave Mixing and built a breadboard to carry out experimental tests in laboratory conditions and demonstrated the key components of the system and its operation. These results proved the feasibility of this technique for a laser system with high-gain near thresholdless operation. During Phase II, we plan to scale up the technology for field demonstration.

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