High Energy, Modular, Long Pulse Laser

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-02-M-0214
Agency Tracking Number: N02-058-01
Amount: $69,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
11805 North Creek Parkway S., Suite 113, Bothell, WA, 98011
DUNS: 801518747
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Bowers
 Principal Scientist
 (425) 482-1100
Business Contact
 Dennis Lowenthal
Title: Vice President
Phone: (425) 482-1100
Email: dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Research Institution
"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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