Miniature UV Sources for Imaging Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: D11PC20173
Agency Tracking Number: 10SB1-0305
Amount: $749,993.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2011
Solitcitation Topic Code: SB101-009
Solitcitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
Princeton Optronics, Inc.
1 Electronics Dr, Mercerville, NJ, -
Duns: 602750358
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Leeuwen
 Sr. Member of Technical S
 (609) 584-9696
 RLeeuwen@princetonoptronics.com
Business Contact
 Narayan Bhatta
Title: Controller
Phone: (609) 584-9696
Email: nbhatta@princetonoptronics.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
DARPA is interested in advanced UV laser technology for development of miniature UV 3D LIDARs. UV sources are preferred for seeing through many natural and man made obscurants. Princeton Optronics proposes to develop a miniature UV source at wavelength below 300nm by pumping a solid state laser gain medium with VCSEL array and frequency convert the laser beam to UV frequency. With this approach we propose to develop a very small laser that will fit inside a telecom butterfly package with a wide range of power output levels. In phase I, we have demonstrated the feasibility of the concept through theory and experiments. In phase II, we would develop a prototype which will be qualified and commercialized.

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