Ultra-High Reliability Laser Diode Packages

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$97,356.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00164-04-C-6045
Award Id:
69513
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-020-0634
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5408 NE 88th Street, Bldg E, Vancouver, WA, 98665
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
799811646
Principal Investigator:
MarkDeFranza
Senior Engineer
(360) 566-4472
mark.defranza@nlight.net
Business Contact:
DennisJorgenson
Controller
(360) 566-4463
dennis.jorgenson@nlight.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Advanced missile defense systems require low repetition rate high pulse energy diode pumped solid state lasers with relatively high pulse energies. Historically, the quasi-continuous wave (QCW) diode laser pumps have not yielded the optical performance or, more notably, the reliability required by the application. We propose to alleviate this issue with a breakthrough packaging approach that will enable multi-bar packages to be produced that are 10 to 100 times more reliable than today's state of the art 10,000 hour packages. By minimizing the junction temperature, dramatically reducing mounting stresses in the bar, and eliminating solder related reliability issues, this approach will yield optical performance improvements in addition to enhanced reliability.

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