Compact, High-Efficiency, Eye-Safe, Fiber Laser for LADAR Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,992.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-03-C-0006
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-0238
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
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
801518747
Principal Investigator:
Matthias Savage-Leuchs
Senior Scientist/Investig
(425) 482-1100
msl@aculight.com
Business Contact:
Dennis Lowenthal
Vice President of R&D
(425) 482-1100
dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Research Institution:
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 <10 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 in sensing of chemical leaks or chemical weapons (homeland defense), and in materials processingapplications.

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