High Power Quantum Cascade Lasers for Infrared Countermeasure Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$731,930.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0037
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-014-0061
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-014
Small Business Information
MP TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
1801 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60201
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
129503988
Principal Investigator
 Steven Slivken
 Technical Director
 (847) 491-7208
 s_slivken@hotmail.com
Business Contact
 Manijeh Razeghi
Title: President
Phone: (847) 491-7208
Email: 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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