Wavelength Stabilized Two Dimensional External Cavity Arrays for Pumping Alkali Vapor Laser Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,932.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-13-C-7347
Agency Tracking Number:
B122-015-0509
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-015
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
nLight Photonics
WA, Vancouver, WA, 98665-0990
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
799811646
Principal Investigator:
Kirk Price
Product Development Manager
(360) 566-4460
kirk.price@nlight.net
Business Contact:
Huimin Huang
Accountant
(360) 713-5194
huimin.huang@nlight.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
nLIGHT proposes a two dimensional Wavelength Stabilized Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (WS-VECSEL) as a pump source for Rb vapor alkali laser used in directed energy weapons. The integration of a narrow-band reflector (i.e. a volume holographic grating) into the external cavity portion of the resonator, the structure promises power scalability from a monolithic active gain media and the narrow-band performance of a VHG-locked diode laser. With experience in high power / efficiency diode lasers, wavelength stabilized diode sources free from power-penalty; device packaging expertise, and epitaxial growth capabilities, nLIGHT is uniquely suited to be successful in all aspects of this program.

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