Laser Diodes for Eye-Safe LADAR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-M0229
Agency Tracking Number: N091-070-1673
Amount: $69,933.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: N091-070
Solitcitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
Princeton Lightwave, Inc.
2555 Route 130 South, Suite 1, Cranbury, NJ, 08512
Duns: 170161595
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Igor Kudryashov
 Principal Scientist
 (609) 495-2547
 ikoudriachov@princetonlightwave.com
Business Contact
 Mark Itzler
Title: Principal Scientist
Phone: (609) 495-2551
Email: mitzler@princetonlightwave.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Fiber coupled pump source is solicited with a desired power of 50W into a 300 micron fiber core, spectral stability at 1470nm or 1532nm, and a line width smaller than 0.5nm. We present several concepts to be studied to develop this pump laser based on our existing design capabilities and experience. Scientist from Princeton Lightwave have been involved in several government funded R&D activities in the field of InP based pump lasers and Er:YAG laser systems, and we plan on building on this knowledge base and experience to develop the solution solicited. We propose to compare two approaches: 1. Mini-bars with custom emitters and pitch and 2. Single emitters. Both solutions will be tested to a degree that will allow us to decide on the merits of each one of them and to design the actual laser system. We also propose an optional phase in which we will deepen the investigation to include a third approach: to use single-mode emitters in a mini-bar format. We propose to test this approach and to investigate the possibility of spectral combining - other than the spatial and polarization approached which will be investigated in Phase I.

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