Innovative Technology Development for Laser Radar (LADAR)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,995.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAAH01-03-C-R14
Award Id:
63051
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-0487
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
AnpingLiu
Principal Investigator
(425) 482-1100
anping.liu@aculight.com
Business Contact:
DennisLowenthal
Vice President of R&D
(425) 482-1100
dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to build a novel eyesafe fiber laser source capable of operating over the 20-100 kHz repetition rate range. Using a combination of COTS technology from the telecom industry and amplifier designs based upon recent developments at Naval ResearchLabs, the source will deliver 7-10 Watts while maintaining pulse duration <1 ns, and beam quality <1.8 x D.L. We show designs using available commercial components packaged into a 6 x 8 x 17 cm volume. The laser will be much more efficient and far morerugged than conventional Q-switched crystal lasers using nonlinear converters to reach the eyesafe range. The proposed laser has potential for use sensing chemical leaks or chemical and biological weapons releases (homeland defense), and in materialsprocessing applications.

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