Awards

$150K

Few-optical-cycle LWIR laser system

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Central Florida

Agency: Army
Topic: A14A-T006
Budget: 08/08/14 - 02/10/15
PI: Dr. Evgueni Slobodtchikov

Q-Peak, Inc. in collaboration with CREOL proposes to develop a novel concept of long-wave IR (LWIR) femtosecond laser system. Current laser systems suffer from complexity due to the use of multiple nonlinear stages to achieve the desired wavelength and have issues with power scaling. The proposed system will consist of 2.5 um femtosecond regener...

$500K

Multi-spectral, short-pulse, high-pulse-energy laser transmitter

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N131-074
Budget: 07/29/14 - 01/30/16
PI: Dr. Yelena Isyanova

The Navy SBIR topic solicits the development of a 4-color laser system that enables the detection of ocean mines on the beach and floating/submerged mines in the ocean. Q-Peak, Inc. and Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) have collaborated to submit a proposal that leverages the laser system development expertise of Q-Peak and the ocean LIDAR modeling ...

$150K

Novel Extended-Zone High Power WDM Couplers

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Central Florida

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF13-AT03
Budget: 05/15/14 - 10/14/14
PI: Bhabana Pati

ABSTRACT: High power and low insertion loss WDM components will be developed. In manufacturing WDM components, solid core fibers in both polarization insensitive and polarization maintaining, will be pursued, along with photonics crystal fiber components. A range of fiber sizes and device specifications will be developed and commercially offered...

$79.9K

Tunable solid-state, high repetition rate blue laser

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N141-008
Budget: 05/13/14 - 11/14/14
PI: Robert Stegeman

A tunable, solid-state blue laser which enables power-scaling for simultaneous high pulse energy and average power will be developed for nonacoustic imaging applications. A power-scalable pump laser at 1 µm will be used to pump nonlinear optics processes which generate the required, tunable, narrow-band blue spectrum. The power scaling simplicit...

$150K

High-power, mid-infrared isolators

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF141-199
Budget: 05/06/14 - 02/09/15
PI: Mr. John Flint

Q-Peak, Inc. proposes to develop a new generation of infrared isolators based on high-transparency ceramic materials, which promise improved characteristics over equivalent single-crystal materials. These include the ability to scale to the larger sizes needed for high-power systems, as well as reduced losses due to the elimination of impurities...

$80K

High-Power, 3-Micron, Fiber-Based Laser System

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N132-106
Budget: 11/05/13 - 05/04/14
PI: Bhabana Pati

The Navy has identified tactical applications for 3000-nm-wavelength-region lasers, which feature very high efficiency in coupling laser energy to water. This is the result of the most intense infrared absorption band for liquid water, which has a broad peak centered at 2900 nm, with an absorption coefficient of 10000 /cm. Development of lasers ...

$150K

Coherent Imaging Laser Source

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF131-150
Budget: 08/13/13 - 05/07/14
PI: Dr. Kevin F. Wall

ABSTRACT: Coherent ladar sources offer advantages over their incoherent counterparts by their ability to measure the amplitude, phase, and frequency modulation of a returned signal. This enables the uses of holographic laser radar to obtain fine resolution 3D images or synthetic aperture synthesis to image through a number of small sub-aperture...

$79.9K

Solid-State Green Laser

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Agency: Navy
Topic: N13A-T023
Budget: 07/01/13 - 04/30/14
PI: Dr. Kevin F. Wall

Green laser sources are important in advanced naval mine detection as this wavelength has good penetration though seawater. Mine detection programs such as the Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) system and the Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) currently use frequency-doubled 1-µm lasers as the laser source. The ge...

$79.8K

Multi-spectral, short-pulse, high-pulse-energy laser transmitter

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N131-074
Budget: 05/13/13 - 03/07/14
PI: Dr. Yelena Isyanova

The Navy SBIR topic solicits the development of a 4-color laser system that enables the detection of ocean mines on the beach and floating/submerged mines in the ocean. Q-Peak and PSI have collaborated to submit a proposal that leverages the laser system development expertise of Q-Peak and the ocean LIDAR modeling experience of PSI to provide an...

$1000K

High-Average Power, High-Energy, 2-um Laser Source for High-Harmonic Generation

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 09D-2013
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13
PI: Dr. Alex Dergachev

Laser-driven, tabletop X-ray sources based on high harmonic generation provide unique tools with unprecedented temporal and spatial resolution for application in material science, condensed matter physics, biology, and medicine. Also such tabletop X-ray sources are much more compact and cost- efficient as compared to currently used synchrotrons...

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