Fiber-based, high peak power mid-infrared source

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,952.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9451-08-C-0060
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-005-1684
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF071-005
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
ACULIGHT CORP.
22121 20th Avenue SE, Bothell, WA, 98021
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
801518747
Principal Investigator:
Mark Bowers
Director of Research
(425) 482-1100
mark.bowers@aculight.com
Business Contact:
Robert Afzal
VP of Research & Developm
(425) 482-1100
rob.afzal@aculight.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Tactical laser sources delivering high peak power (from multi-MW to TW) in agile optical pulse trains at high pulse repetition frequency (PRF) in the 3.5-4 µm wavelength region are of interest for several military applications including proactive infrared countermeasures (PIRCM), non-lethal munitions, and remote sensing of battlefield threats. To meet the needs for future tactical lasers, Aculight proposes to develop, build, and deliver a transportable, highly flexible, fiber-based high-peak-power optical source capable of operating at mid-infrared wavelengths. The proposed laser technology provides direct access to regimes of operation that are challenging or off limits for traditional pulse solid-state sources intended for military use. The rugged, fiber-based nature of the laser enables rapid transition to battlefield deployment.

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