A High Reliability Frequency Stabilized Semiconductor Laser Source

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CF24P
Agency Tracking Number: 084219
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
PRINCETON OPTRONICS, INC
1 ELECTRONICS DRIVE, MERCERVILLE, DE, 08619-2054
DUNS: 602750358
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Laurence Watkins
 Principal Investigator
 (609) 584-9696
 lwatkins@princetonoptronics.com
Business Contact
 Narayan Bhatta
Title: Business Official
Phone: (609) 584-9696
Email: nbhatta@princetonoptronics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
NASA needs high stability laser source of 1W output power for Lidar applications. Princeton Optronics has developed ultra-stable, narrow linewidth diode pumped solid state lasers using stable packaging and high performance locker. We have also developed high power Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) semiconductor laser sources. We propose to develop a high reliability master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) type of source with VCSEL as a master oscillator and a semiconductor optical amplifier to obtain a power level of 1W CW. We would use our laser welded packaging technology to develop a rugged package which could be space qualified. By the end of the SBIR program we plan to develop a CW laser source in MOPA configuration for phase modulation and the packaged unit can be space qualified.

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