Wavelength Conversion of Pulsed Fiber Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0049
Agency Tracking Number: 05SB2-0448
Amount: $1,049,600.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: SB052-027
Solitcitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
11805 North Creek Parkway S., Bothell, WA, 98011
Duns: 801518747
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fabio Teodoro
 Principal Investigator
 (425) 482-1100
Business Contact
 Dennis Lowenthal
Title: VP of Research & Developm
Phone: (425) 482-1100
Email: dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Research Institution
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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