TUNABLE SINGLE-FREQUENCY ND:YAG LASERS FOR COHERENT LIDAR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2474
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Schwartz Electro-optics Inc.
4806 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32810
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Peter F Moulton
(617) 371-2299
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SOME OF THE LASER RADARS PROPOSED FOR SPACE-BASED SENSORS ENGAGED IN SURVBEILLANCE, ACQUISITION AND TRACKING FOR THE STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE MAY REQUIRE THE USE OF SINGLE- FREQUENCY LASERS FOR COHERENT, HETERODYNE DETECTION OF RETURN SIGNALS. IN SOME SENSOR CONFIGURATIONS THE RELATIVE VELOCITIES BETWEEN SOURCE AND TARGET MAY VARY WIDELY, RE- QUIRING WIDEBAND TUNABILITY OF THE LOCAL OSCILLATOR. THIS PROPOSAL CONCERNS THE FIRST PHASE OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE THE TECHNOLOGY OF TUNABLE, SINGLE-FREQUENCY ND: YAG LASERS, A STEP TOWARDS MAKING THE ND: YAG LASER SUITABLE FOR SPACE- BASED COHERENT LIDARS. THE WORK WOULD CONCENTRATE ON THE DE-SIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF DIODE-LASER- PUMPED, CW, LOW-POWER LASERS WITH SINGLE-FREQUENCY OUTPUT TUNABLE OVER A 30 GHZ RANGE.

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