Laser Technology for Shipboard Defense

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,974.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-08-M-0055
Award Id:
87409
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-214-0025
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
650 5th Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA, 94107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
119301831
Principal Investigator:
James Coward
President
(415) 977-0553
j.coward@saphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Michael Browne
VP of Product Development
(408) 348-4426
m.browne@saphotonics.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
SA Photonics is pleased to propose a program to develop a double-band shipboard defense laser system (DOSLS) based on our High Energy, and Tunable pulse Optical Source (HETOS) technology for shipboard defense applications and other military and commercial applications. The proposed light system is flexible, scalable and affordable. It will be constructed using mainly commercial fiber-optic components and therefore, is reliable, highly efficient, rugged, compact, lightweight, easy to use and low cost. DOSLS' performance either equals or exceeds the requirements in every category. In a HETOS design there are three key enabling technologies that offer significant improvements over other methods of generating a visible/near IR source, they are: Regenerative fiber amplifiers (RFA) Generation of optical pulses with adjustable pulse width and pulse repetition rate Low loss Band Separator and Signal Combiner (BSSC) The regenerative fiber amplifiers reuse pump power and therefore improve efficiency and reduce the total number of stages of fiber amplifiers. This enables a HETOS to have >100X reduction of prime DC power consumption for burst mode operations compared to a conventional laser source using bulk optics.

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