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100-W Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) Bars and 1-kW QCL Stacks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-14-C-0094
Agency Tracking Number: N142-093-0237
Amount: $149,954.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N142-093
Solicitation Number: 2014.2
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-09-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-11-29
Small Business Information
30 Upton Drive, Wilmington, MA, 01887
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robin Huang
 Vice President
 (978) 988-1040
Business Contact
 Damon Pender
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (978) 988-1040
Research Institution
There is a compelling need for compact high brightness mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) lasers. Applications of such sources include spectroscopic detection of the fingerprint of molecular absorptions, illumination, electronic warfare (EW), and infrared countermeasure (IRCM) systems in response to increasingly sophisticated seeker technologies and increased threat ranges. Todays state-of-the-art high power quantum cascade laser (QCL) sources are single emitter devices. We propose, for the first time, to produce a 100-W-class QCL bar. These QCL bars can be stacked to obtain > 1 kW in a stack. Such a bar will be used in combination with TeraDiodes proprietary Wavelength Beam Combining (WBC) to produce a single, nearly diffraction-limited output beam at hundreds of watts to kilo-watts in output power.

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