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Powerful Source of Collimated Coherent Infrared Radiation with Pulse Duration Fewer than Ten Cycles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-14-P-0018
Agency Tracking Number: A14A-006-0142
Amount: $149,738.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A14A-T006
Solicitation Number: 2014.A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-08-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-02-17
Small Business Information
AZ, 9030 S. Rita Road, Suite #120, Tucson, AZ, 85747-9102
DUNS: 014750785
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Arturo Chavez-Pirson
 Chief Technical Officer
 (520) 907-8014
 chavez@npphotonics.com
Business Contact
 James Fountain
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (520) 799-7424
Email: fountain@npphotonics.com
Research Institution
 University of Arizona
 Sherry Esham
 PO BOX 210158, Rm 510
Tucson, AZ, 85721-0158
 (520) 626-6000
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Few-cycle mid-infrared lasers are highly demanded for a variety of practical applications. NP Photonics and University of Arizona propose to develop a wavelength tunable and power-scalable optical parametric laser system at 8-12 micron capable of producing collimated few-cycle pulses with pulse energy>100 microJoule. In this phase I program, we will design the whole laser system and do a feasibility study for achieving high energy few-cycle pulses at 8-12 um by modeling and laser experiment. A fully function and compact few-cycle laser prototype will be demonstrated in phase II.

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