Efficient High Power THz laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00164-06-C-6022
Award Id:
78628
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-D08-4413
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2114 New Victor Road, Ocoee, FL, 34761
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168554082
Principal Investigator:
Oliver Edwards
Principal Investigator
(407) 295-5955
oliver@zyberwear.com
Business Contact:
Oliver Edwards
General Manager
(407) 295-5955
oliver@zyberwear.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The emerging field of terahertz imaging and spectroscopy offers great promise in physical security, military, drug enforcement and pharmaceuticals. Progress in THz applications awaits development of a high power THz laser, and a fast, sensitive focal plane array. Both of these are under development at Zyberwear. This work proposed here is development of a new class of laser operating at terahertz wavelengths. Existing THz lasers are capable of several watt output in a mixed-mode (broadband) operation, but at very low efficiencies. The proposed laser is projected to have a power output in excess of 10 W, an electrical to optical efficiency approaching 1%, and a very low noise, stable, narrowband, tunable, low divergence output beam.

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