Ultra Compact Drivers for Improving the Performance and Lifetime of Efficient Laser Diode Arrays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00164-06-C-6014
Agency Tracking Number: O053-D03-4130
Amount: $99,891.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD05-D03
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY, INC.
15 WARD STREET, SOMERVILLE, MA, 02143
DUNS: 106771140
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rodney Petr
 Principal Investigator
 (617) 547-1122
 rpetr@srl.com
Business Contact
 Jonah Jacob
Title: President
Phone: (617) 547-1122
Email: jjacob@srl.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this SBIR, Science Research Laboratory, Inc. (SRL) will develop revolutionary, ultra-compact, intelligent drivers for improving the performance and lifetime of efficient Laser Diode Arrays (LDAs). The goal is to develop supplies with specific power densities of 12 kW/liter, which is a factor-of-six higher, and as a result six times more compact, than conventional technology. In addition, should wide bandgap SiC technology currently being developed under DARPA's High Power Electronic program come to fruition, the specific power density of SRL's drivers will increase by almost another factor-of-two to 20 kW/liter. SRL's breakthrough driver technology will incorporate intelligent circuitry that has demonstrated a factor-of-40 increase in LDA lifetime. In Phase I, SRL will demonstrate the technology can be scaled to 7 kW/liter and improve the lifetime of nLight's Super High Efficiency Diodes (SHEDs) LDAs by a factor-of-10. In Phase II, we will deliver to the OSD/Navy an intelligent LDA driver that has a specific power density of 12 kW/liter.

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