Phase-Locked Array of Solid-State Lasers (PLASS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,971.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9451-06-M-0078
Award Id:
78730
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-D04-1011
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
VP/ Director Applied Optics Group
(949) 553-0688
vmarkov@metrolaserinc.com
Business Contact:
Cecil Hess
President
(949) 553-0688
cecilh@metrolaserinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A new approach for multi-channel solid-state laser beam combining is proposed based on optical phase conjugation in a coupled-cavity laser configuration. The proposed scheme allows automatic synchronization of the channels' mutual coherency, thereby achieving maximum efficiency of combined beam oscillation with simultaneous compensation of introduced aberrations. It is proposed to use the laser medium as the nonlinear medium for FWM OPC due to its spatially inhomogeneous saturation in the interference field of the interacting beams. The proposed configuration allows scaling the laser system to the multi-kilowatt power level.

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