Optical Fibers for High-power, Mid-infrared Laser Diodes Emitting in the 2.0 Micron to 5.0 Micron Wavelength Range

Period of Performance: 04/21/2005 - 10/18/2007

$3.88MM

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

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

Abstract

Fiber coupled mid-infrared semiconductor lasers provide potential reduction in life cycle costs for tactical military systems compared to current lasers. The proposed work will investigate the stability of semiconductor lasers in military environments for reliable insertion into mid-infrared transmitting fiber optics. The overall project will demonstrate stable operation of a moderate power, multiband, mid-infrared laser in military aircraft environments.