Optical fiber coupled infrared laser

Period of Performance: 04/11/2006 - 06/30/2009

$1.48MM

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

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

Abstract

Mid-infrared laser have been demonstrated to provide unique capabilities in infrared countermeasures systems. It is desired to increase the power output from optically pumped semiconductor lasers to address future system requirements. The proposed work will investigate beam combining technologies and novel semiconductor device mounting that improves the thermal management of the lasers, potentially increasing laser efficiency and power output.