Laser Diodes for Eye-Safe LADAR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$732,719.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00014-10-C-0300
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-070-1310
Solicitation Topic Code:
N091-070
Small Business Information
nLight Photonics
5408 NE 88th Street, Bldg E, Vancouver, WA, 98665
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
799811646
Principal Investigator
 Paul Leisher
 Senior Device Engineer
 (360) 713-5230
 paul.leisher@nlight.net
Business Contact
 Jennifer Whalen
Title: Senior Manager of Account
Phone: (360) 713-5239
Email: jennifer.whalen@nlight.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Based on promising results obtained under ONR Phase 1 SBIR funding, nLight proposes a Phase 2 continuation toward the development of high-power, high-efficiency, wavelength-stabilized 1532-nm eyesafe laser diode pump modules for use in resonant pumping of Er-doped gain media. In the proposed Phase 2 effort, nLight will work to improve the performance characteristics of the locked diode laser pump module which was demonstrated in Phase 1. Further, nLight will design and prototype (breadboard demonstration) a solid state laser with performance objectives matching those of the transmitter component of the Navy’s Multi-Mode Sensor/Seeker (MMSS) system. At the end of the base program, nLight will deliver to the Navy or recipient of their choosing prototype laser pump modules which are expected to meet or exceed all specified performance objectives. Two options to the program are also proposed: 1) preliminary qualification of the final pump module design and 2) integration of the pump and solid state lasers into a single compact module and preliminary qualification of the integrated package.

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