High Repetition Rate Mid-Infrared Laser for IRCM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 25897
Amount: $79,378.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mr. Charles Miyake
 (206) 451-9558
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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