High Repetition Rate Mid-Infrared Laser for IRCM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$79,378.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
25897
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aculight Corp
40 Lake Bellevue Suite 100, Bellevue, WA, 98005
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Charles Miyake
(206) 451-9558
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A high repetition rate mid infrared laser (3-5 microns) capable of providing multispectral output covering all bands used by infrared missile would make a solid state laser based IRCM system a potentially attractive replacement for black body infrared jammers. We propose a novel laser concept that can provide the desired spectral output at repetition rates exceeding the current state-of-the-art. We shall develop a solid state laser that can provide a pulse rate of 1000 Hz (1 MHz) in a compact and efficient package. The concept uses a diode pumped mode-locked Nd laser and an intracavity Optical Parametric Oscillator to generate the desired 3-5 micron output. Preliminary analysis indicates the concept can provide 6 watts output (at 4.5 microns) from 40 watts of pump power. Development of this intracavity OPO would be an enabling technology for practical CLIRCM systems.

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