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Few-optical-cycle LWIR laser system

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-14-P-0023
Agency Tracking Number: A14A-006-0054
Amount: $149,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A14A-T006
Solicitation Number: 2014.A
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-08-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-02-10
Small Business Information
Bedford, MA 01730-2307
United States
DUNS: 061931676
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Evgueni Slobodtchikov
 Principal Research Scientist
 (781) 275-9535
Business Contact
 B. Green
Title: President
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution
 University of Central Florida
 Erin C Blackwell
12201 Research Parkway Suite 501
Orlando, FL 32826-3246
United States

 (407) 823-4456
 Nonprofit college or university

Q-Peak, Inc. in collaboration with CREOL proposes to develop a novel concept of long-wave IR (LWIR) femtosecond laser system. Current laser systems suffer from complexity due to the use of multiple nonlinear stages to achieve the desired wavelength and have issues with power scaling. The proposed system will consist of 2.5 um femtosecond regenerative amplifier system pumping a single OPA stage based on nonlinear crystal. The system will serve as a simpler, cheaper and more robust source of femtosecond radiation at center wavelength between 8-12 micron, pulse widths<300 fs, pulse energies at least 10 uJ at 1 kHz pulse repetition rate.

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