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Solid-State Fundamental Mode Green Laser for Ocean Mine Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-C-0258
Agency Tracking Number: N13A-023-0367
Amount: $499,715.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N13A-T023
Solicitation Number: 2013.0
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-07-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-01-16
Small Business Information
Newport Park Centre 5001 Birch Street 5001 Birch Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660
United States
DUNS: 078403419
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Rudy
 Project Manager/PI
 (408) 921-6948
Business Contact
 Robert Bagby
Title: CFO and Manager
Phone: (949) 294-4900
Research Institution
 Clemson University
 Professor E Eric Johnson
Holcombe Dept of Electr Engin 215 Riggs Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0916
United States

 (864) 986-1106
 Nonprofit college or university

To address the Navys need for a solid state fundamental mode green laser for ocean mine detection, Lumany is proposing a compact, high efficiency, diode pumped solid state, q-switched laser based on novel laser diode pumps and a unique solid state crystal with excellent with energy storage properties for high peak power, short pulsed green lasing output at 520nm from the fundamental mode. This proposed approach meets the program requirements by eliminating the need for second harmonic generation to achieve green laser emission, which is expensive, inefficient, bulky, and temperature sensitive. Lumanys proposal leverages several prior related achievements, specifically in Lumanys commercialization of the worlds first CW diode pumped solid state laser delivering visible light output from the fundamental mode. In addition to Lumanys expertise in visible solid state laser technology, the proposing team includes Clemson Universitys Professor Eric Johnson, the PalmettoNet Endowed Chair in Optoelectronics and his group at Clemsons Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies. Additionally, the proposing team includes laser vendor Soraa Laser Diode, the only commercial GaN laser diode manufacturer in the United States, founded by Professors Shuji Nakamura and Steve DenBaars of University of California, Santa Barbara.

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