High-fidelity Modeling of High Power Solid State Slab Laser (SSSL)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$749,903.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-08-C-0397
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0655
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MZA ASSOC. CORP.
2021 Girard SE, Suite 150, Albuquerque, NM, 87106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Coy
Principal Scientist
(505) 245-9970
coy@mza.com
Business Contact:
Robert Praus
President
(505) 245-9970
praus@mza.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The goal of this effort is to develop high-fidelity wave-optics models of the DARPA HELLADS laser system designs. To do so, we will attempt to advance the state-of-the-art in accurately modeling laser component effects which are somewhat unique to high energy slab lasers by developing fundamental modeling capabilities for specific aspects high power solid state slab laser devices. We will conduct efforts in two categories with the following five fundamental objectives: 1. First-principles modeling of high energy slab laser components and effects. a. Emission (gain) and aberration (absorption) characteristics of slab gain media. b. Performance of the cooling system and the optical disturbances it causes. c. Optical distortions in the system due to thermal deformations. 2. Development of WaveTrain models of the HELLADS laser system designs. a. Detailed wave-optics model of the General Atomics design. b. Detailed wave-optics model of the Textron design.

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