Wavelength Conversion of Pulsed Fiber Lasers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$1,049,600.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-07-C-0049
Agency Tracking Number:
05SB2-0448
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB052-027
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Small Business Information
ACULIGHT CORP.
11805 North Creek Parkway S., Bothell, WA, 98011
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
801518747
Principal Investigator:
Fabio Teodoro
Principal Investigator
(425) 482-1100
fditeodoro@aculight.com
Business Contact:
Dennis Lowenthal
VP of Research & Developm
(425) 482-1100
dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
First generation mid-infrared lasers contribute to the prohibitively high life cycle cost of infrared countermeasures systems, precluding their broad application in helicopters. We propose to develop a fiber amplifier-based IRCM laser transmitter that will contain all optical beams within optical fiber, eliminating adjustable, discrete optical mounts to significantly increase the laser’s MTBF. The Phase I work demonstrated the feasibility of using telecommunication fiber-optic components to build a mid-infrared IRCM transmitter suitable for helicopter applications. In the Phase II, we will develop a prototype IRCM laser transmitter based on fiber technology and also demonstrate open-ended power scalability of a fiber-based architecture.

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