SOLID STATE LASER SCANNER FOR LASER ORDNANCE INITIATOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$499,978.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
14856
Agency Tracking Number:
14856
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2950 NE 84th Lane, Blaine, MN, 55434
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr W T Boord
Principal Investigator
(612) 784-4995
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SOLID STATE LASER SCANNER FOR ROUTING A HIGH ENERGY LASER BEAM AMONG THE FIBER OPTIC ENERGY TRANSFER PATHS OF A LASER ORDNANCE INITIATION SYSTEM. A SOLID STATE LASER SCANNER WITH NO MOVING PARTS WILL ENABLE A MORE COMPACT AND DURABLE LASER ORDNANCE INITIATION SYSTEM. APA OPTICS' SOLID STATE LASER SCANNER UTILIZES INTERGRATED OPTIC WAVEGUIDES OF ALGAAS AND ELECTRO-OPTICALLY ACTIVATED BRAGG TRANSMISSION GRATINGS. THE PHAE I PROGRAM WILL ADDRESS ISSUES RELATED TO SCALING THE CURRENT 0.83 MICRON WAVELENGTH DESIGN AND FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY TO THAT APPROPRAITE FOR 1.06 MICRONS WAVELENGTH. THE PHASE I OBJECTIVES WILL BE TO DEMONSTRATE LOW LOSS, ELECTRO-OPTIC ACTIVE WAVEGUIDES FOR 1.06 MICRONS; AND TO DEMONSTRATE LASER DAMAGE RESISTANT WAVEGUIDES AT THE LASER POWER LEVELS REQUIRED FOR LASER ORDNANCE INITIATIORS. IN PHASE II, A SOLID STATE LASER SCANNED MODULE WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR EVALUATION IN A LASER ORDNANCE INITIATOR TEST SETUP.

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