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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-06-M-0078
Agency Tracking Number: O053-D04-1011
Amount: $99,971.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD05-D04
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
METROLASER, INC.
2572 White Road, Irvine, CA, 92614
DUNS: 188465819
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vladimir Markov
 VP/ Director Applied Optics Group
 (949) 553-0688
 vmarkov@metrolaserinc.com
Business Contact
 Cecil Hess
Title: President
Phone: (949) 553-0688
Email: cecilh@metrolaserinc.com
Research Institution
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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