Power scaling of blue lasers with high peak-power and repetition rate for detection of underwater objects

Period of Performance: 05/13/2014 - 11/14/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Tipd, LLC
Tucson, AZ 85705
Principal Investigator


TIPD LLC proposes to develop a diode-pumped, Q-switched narrow spectral-linewidth ( 15 mJ at a repetition rate of 1 kHz for the detection of underwater objects. The blue laser is achieved by intracavity frequency doubling of a laser oscillator operating at a wavelength below 1 micron. The advantages of this laser system include high efficiency, high compactness, and power scalability. In this phase I program, we will focus on the demonstration of this new type of Q-switched laser oscillator operating below 1 micron and high efficiency second harmonic generation of the blue laser. Modeling and design of the whole laser system will be carried out as well.