High Power Quantum Cascade Lasers for Infrared Countermeasure Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$390,488.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0037
Award Id:
77145
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-014-0061
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1801 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60201
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
129503988
Principal Investigator:
Steven Slivken
Technical Director
(847) 491-7208
s_slivken@hotmail.com
Business Contact:
Manijeh Razeghi
President
(847) 491-7208
razeghi@ece.northwestern.edu
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Current infrared countermeasure (IRCM) systems are limited by the size and weight of their jamming transmitter. Laser systems based on nonlinear conversion are intrinsically large and inefficient compared to diode lasers. For current, as well as future, countermeasure systems, mid-infrared diode lasers need to be produced which can satisfy the power needs for IRCM while minimizing the system size and weight. A major hurdle in developing diode lasers for this application has been the realization of high power operation near room temperature. The goal of this project is to investigate power scaling options for the quantum cascade laser suitable for multi-Watt delivery in a high-quality beam.

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