Dual use, non-cryogenic operating temperature, mid-infrared laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F49620-03-C-0115
Agency Tracking Number:
F033-0089
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aculight Corp.
11805 North Creek Parkway S., Suite 113, Bothell, WA, 98011
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
801518747
Principal Investigator
 Chuck Miyake
 VP of Business Development
 (425) 482-1100
 chuck.miyake@aculight.com
Business Contact
 Dennis Lowenthal
Title: Vice President of R&D
Phone: (425) 482-1100
Email: dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Research Institution
 MIT LINCOLN LABORATORY
 Gail Powderly
 224 Wood Street
Lexington, MA, 02420
 (781) 981-7108
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Future IRCM laser transmitters are being developed based on optically pumped GaSb mid-infrared semiconductor laser, however, the current technology requires the laser to be operated at cryogenic temperature. Aculight and MIT Lincoln Laboratory propose toinvestigate methods to increase the operating temperature of these semiconductor lasers, which will dramatically decrease the cost of the laser transmitter by eliminating the need for a cryogenic cooler and associated vacuum dewar. The proposedmid-infrared laser technology has potential applications in spectroscopic gas sensing systems for environmental monitoring, explosive detection and industrial process monitoring sensors.

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