Innovative Diode Laser Pump Array for Directed Energy Weapons

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$69,917.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00164-04-C-6048
Award Id:
69596
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-038-0949
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
RINI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Currently Rini Technologies Inc)
3267 Progress Drive, Orlando, FL, 32826
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
608777798
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Rini
President
(407) 384-7840
dan@rinitech.com
Business Contact:
Daniel Rini
President
(407) 384-7840
dan@rinitech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Rini Technologies Inc. (RTI), proposals to demonstrate the feasibility of a new diode laser packaging concept that simultaneously features a lower thermal resistance, a simpler manufacturing process, an innovative beam shaping device, and a more compact cooling system than any diode package available today. Current programs to develop high power diode pumped solid state lasers for missile defense will benefit from a diode package with these improvements since the diode pumps are the "heart" of the laser system. This diode array concept uses an innovative optical element called a Beam Control Prism, in conjunction with a powerful thermal management technique, Evaporative Spray Cooling to produce the superior performance of the diode array. Phase I will focus on an experiment to demonstrate the abilities of the optical element and a diode array design to establish the Phase II prototype. RTI will partner with the University of Central Florida's School of Optics and diode laser manufacturers to help meet these goals

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