Low Cost Ladar Transmitter

Period of Performance: 12/27/1999 - 12/26/2001

$923K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Aculight Corp.
22121 - 20th Avenue SE
Bothell, WA 98021
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

In order to be used in future laser radar seekers the cost of current diode pumped solid state lasers must be reduced and the power must be scaled up. Further such 1-micron lasers must be compatible with efficient nonlinear optical conversion to eyesafe wavelengths. The proposed Phase I research will investigate a laser power scaling approach for a diode pumped solid state laser which is compatible with novel low cost optical mounting and packaging techniques. The laser to be developed can be used to build a compact and affordable high pulse rate eyesafe laser. BENEFITS: This reduced cost 1 micron laser with nonlinear wavelength converter technology has applications in medical precision surgery.