High Energy, Modular, Long Pulse Laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,997.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00014-02-M-0214
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N02-058-01
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aculight Corp.
11805 North Creek Parkway S., Suite 113, Bothell, WA, 98011
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
801518747
Principal Investigator
 Mark Bowers
 Principal Scientist
 (425) 482-1100
 mark.bowers@aculight.com
Business Contact
 Dennis Lowenthal
Title: Vice President
Phone: (425) 482-1100
Email: dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The Advanced Integrated Warfare System (AIEWS) will require a high-energy, long-pulse laser that emits wavelengths in the visible to near infrared for optical countermeasures of anti-ship missiles. To meet this future Navy need, Aculight Corporationproposes an affordable and modular diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) laser that is frequency converted to the visible and near infrared. This modular approach provides the required pulse energy and temporal pulse width by beam combination of multiple,moderate-pulse-energy laser modules. This concept allows for nearly complete coverage in the 425-800 nm wavelength range. The output spectrum can be tailored over this entire wavelength range, making counter-countermeasures on the threat impractical. Inthe Phase I, analysis and breadboard experiments will be performed to demonstrate the feasibility of the modular laser concept. Results from the Phase I will be used in the option task to design the laser modules that will be built in the Phase II. Theproposed affordable, diode-pumped, solid-state laser module has commercial applications in a variety of material processing applications."

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