High Power, Sub-Nanosecond Laser Diode Driver

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28111
Amount: $78,134.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aria, Limited
7435 Brunswick Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN, 55443
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John A. Perlick
 (612) 561-6322
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal describes a new approach to laser diode drivers which combines the unique advantages of three key technologies. The innovative approach will extend the performance capabilities of laser diode systems to greater than 200 A peak pulse current, less than one nanosecond rise time, at greater than 10 KHz repetition rates. Not customarily used in laser diode drivers, the unique combination of these three key technologies will advance the state-of-the-art of laser radar (LADAR) systems for both government and commercial applications. The results of the research will also find useful applications in high efficiency radio communications equipment and solid state magnetrons.

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