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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0397
Agency Tracking Number: 02-0655
Amount: $749,903.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA02-010
Solicitation Number: 2002.1
Solicitation Year: 2002
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-09-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-12-30
Small Business Information
2021 Girard SE Suite 150
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Coy
 Principal Scientist
 (505) 245-9970
Business Contact
 Robert Praus
Title: President
Phone: (505) 245-9970
Research Institution

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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