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Rapidly and Broadly Tunable High-Power Infrared Lasers for Standoff Detection Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-14-C-0067
Agency Tracking Number: A14A-015-0119
Amount: $149,663.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A14A-T015
Solicitation Number: 2014.A
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-09-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-03-24
Small Business Information
1101 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA -
United States
DUNS: 066502142
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Arkadiy Lyakh
 Director, QCL Development&Mfg
 (310) 260-2361
Business Contact
 C. N. Patel
Title: President&CEO
Phone: (310) 458-0808
Research Institution
 Benjamin Williams
UCLA Dept of Electrical Eng. Box 951594 68-117 Engr IV
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1594
United States

 (310) 206-4885
 Nonprofit College or University

In response to the Army STTR Topic A14A-T015 solicitation for tunable high-power LWIR lasers for standoff detection applications, Pranalytica proposes to develop a compact, rugged and highly reliable wavelength tunable quantum cascade laser (QCL) module delivering over 5W of peak power and over 0.5W of average power in the spectral region spanning from 7 to 11µm. The proposed approach is based on a new external cavity configuration, not used for QCLs heretofore, and offers several critical advantages, over either the QCL arrays or the traditional grating external cavity QCL, for practical field applications, including rapid wavelength tuning, high manufacturing yield, and compatibility with standard QCL packaging. Unprecedented combination of the projected operational characteristics of the module will pave the way to a new generation of standoff detection systems.

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