Compact CO2 MOPA-Configured Multiple-Folded Laser

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19688
Amount: $121,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1997
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Development Corp.
4825 Commerical Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35816
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stephen M. Kosovac
 (205) 837-7762
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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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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