Optical fiber coupled infrared laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9451-05-M-0202
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-008-0100
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-008
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
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:
Dawn Meekhof
Principal Investigator
(425) 482-1100
dawn.meekhof@aculight.com
Business Contact:
Dennis Lowenthal
VP of Research & Development
(425) 482-1100
dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Fiber coupled mid-infrared and infrared semiconductor lasers provide potential technology for proactive infrared countermeasures systems, potentially reducing life cycle costs for these tactical military systems compared to current lasers. Research will be conducted to explore the feasibility of developing low loss infrared transmitting chalcogenide glass fiber optics. The proposed work will also investigate the feasibility of fiber coupling moderate power infrared semiconductor lasers in military environments. The overall project will assess the practicality of developing a moderate power, fiber coupled, multiband infrared laser for use in military aircraft environments.

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