High Energy Laser Technology Innovations for BMDS Directed Energy, Tracking, and Illumination

Period of Performance: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2013

$997K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Nlight Photonics
5408 NE 88th Street, Building E
Vancouver, WA 98665
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Next generation lasers for Missile Defense ranging applications require scaling pulse brightness and repetition rates in compact and efficient packages. To address this need, nLIGHT proposes to significantly increase the pulse energy of a passively Q-switched diode pumped solid state laser while maintaining excellent beam quality in an efficient master- oscillator power amplifier architecture.