Compact CO2 MOPA-Configured Multiple-Folded Laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$121,000.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
19688
Agency Tracking Number:
19688
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4825 Commerical Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35816
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Stephen M. Kosovac
(205) 837-7762
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORP. HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT A 1-METER-LONF GAIN MEDIA CO(2) LASER WHICH IS FOLDED INTO A CYLINDRICAL VOLUME THAT IS 15 CM IN DIAMETER x 5 CM HEIGHT CAN PRODUCE STABLE CW, MODE-LOCKED, AND Q-SWITCHED WAVEFORMS USEFUL FOR LASER, MULTIPLE- FOILED LASER (MFL) RADAR HAS A 7.5 KG MASS. THERE ARE 4 OBJECTIVES TO THIS PHASE I SBIR EFFORT INCLUDING: 1) DEMONSTRATE PROOF-OF-PRINCIPLE THAT A PAIR OF 3-METER MULTI-FOLD LASERS CAN OPERATE IN A MASTER OSCILLATOR POWER AMPLIFIER (MOPA) CONFIGURATION AND PRODUCE USEFUL PULSED MEASUREMENT WAVEFORMS WITH AVERAGE, OPTICAL OUTPUT POWER OF AT AT LEAST 100 WATTS; 20 CONCEPTUALLY DESCRIBE 1 INNOVATIVE, COST-REDUCING TMD APPLICATION OF A MOPA MFL FOR SDIO; 3) IDENTIFY OTHER CANDIDATE SDIO APPLICATIONS OF MOPA MFL FOR SENSORS, SEEKERS, AND SURVIVABILITY; 4) PLAN A PHASE II EFFORT THAT WILL PRODUCE AND DEMONSTRATE A COMPACT MOPA MFL.

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