NASA SBIR 2005 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:05-II S6.02-8619
PHASE-I CONTRACT NUMBER: NNG06LA20C
SUBTOPIC TITLE:Lidar Remote Sensing
PROPOSAL TITLE:Ultra High Brightness/Low Cost Fiber Coupled Packaging

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
nLight Photonics
5408 NE 88th Street, Building E
Vancouver, WA 98665-0990
(360) 566-4471

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Steve   Patterson
steve.patterson@nlight.net
5408 NE 88th Street, Building E
Vancouver, WA  98665-0990
(360) 713-5182

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
High peak power, high efficiency, high reliability lightweight, low cost QCW laser diode pump modules with up to 1000W of QCW output become possible with nLight's new laser diode package methodology. Following the design principles from our Phase I results, we propose an innovative packaging architecture to provide NASA with highly reliable 808nm laser diode pump sources for space based LADAR systems or other uses. nLight proposes a package development program to demonstrate up to 1000W of QCW pump power, with greater than 100E8 laser shot reliability.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
We anticipate that a 1000W class QCW laser pump package can be used for space based LADAR systems. The output can be either fiber coupled, or a hermetically sealed window can be incorporated. The package format will be compatible with flight reliability requirements.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The package type can be readily used for commercial and military applications. Commercial applications include direct material processing, laser drilling and cutting, laser marking, medical applications, laser soldering, and fiber laser pumping applications. With 1000W of available pump power, high efficiency, and the ability to mix and match wavelengths, this package architecture is expected to displace more traditional laser bar packages for military use in infra-red counter measure systems, target illumination and range finding, or for directed energy weaponry.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
High-Energy
Laser
Optical
Optical & Photonic Materials
Photonics
Semi-Conductors/Solid State Device Materials


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