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High Power All-Solid-State 4- Micron Source

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0258
Agency Tracking Number: 02SB2-0491
Amount: $2,249,720.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N02-207
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
Solicitation Year: 2002
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-08-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-02-01
Small Business Information
15 Ward Street
Somerville, MA -
United States
DUNS: 106771140
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 (617) 547-1122
Business Contact
 Jonah Jacob
Phone: (617) 547-1122
Research Institution

Science Research Laboratory proposes to develop a pulsed, tunable mid-IR source with average power greater than 55 watts and high pulse repetition frequency (20 kHz). The program is divided into a baseline and two options. In the baseline program we will develop a continuous-wave laser operating at a wavelength of 2.1 microns with a power of approximately 120 watts. In the option programs, the 2.1-micron laser will be converted to pulsed operation; it will then be utilized as the pump for an optical parametric oscillator to generate mid-IR radiation around a wavelength of 4 micron. The development of this 4-micron source, which will represent a factor-of-10 increase in high-repetition-rate, pulsed mid-IR power over the current state of the art, is applicable to improved jamming of missile seekers that sense radiation of this wavelength. Such IR-seeking missiles, also known as “heat-seeking” missiles, have for many years posed a grave threat to both military and commercial aircraft. They are believed to have been responsible for destroying 90 percent of all aircraft lost in battle in the last quarter of the 20th century.

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