Fiber-based, high peak power mid-infrared source

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-08-C-0060
Agency Tracking Number: F071-005-1684
Amount: $749,952.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-005
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
ACULIGHT CORP.
22121 20th Avenue SE, Bothell, WA, 98021
DUNS: 801518747
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Bowers
 Director of Research
 (425) 482-1100
 mark.bowers@aculight.com
Business Contact
 Robert Afzal
Title: VP of Research & Developm
Phone: (425) 482-1100
Email: 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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