Eyesafe Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Laser for Laser Ranging

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-06-C-0076
Agency Tracking Number: 053-0242
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA05-013
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
ACULIGHT CORP.
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
 Fabio Di Teodoro
 Principal Investigator
 (425) 482-1100
 fditeodoro@aculight.com
Business Contact
 Dennis Lowenthal
Title: VP of Research & Development
Phone: (425) 482-1100
Email: dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose a novel approach, based on emerging photonic crystal fiber technology, to generate high peak and average power in multi-kHz repetition-rate pulses at eye-safe wavelengths. The proposed optical source is configured to be packaged in a compact and rugged fashion, exhibit low power consumption in compliance with requirements of airborne applications, and produce an output of excellent beam quality. If successful, the work accomplished through the Phase II of this program will result in the delivery of an eye-safe laser transmitter ideally suited for a wide variety of military 3D imaging LADAR systems.

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