SOLID STATE LASER SCANNER FOR LASER ORDNANCE INITIATOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 14856
Amount: $499,978.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Apa Optics Inc.
2950 NE 84th Lane, Blaine, MN, 55434
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr W T Boord
 Principal Investigator
 (612) 784-4995
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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