Tunable solid-state, high repetition rate blue laser
Navy SBIR FY2014.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2014.1
Topic No.: N141-008
Topic Title: Tunable solid-state, high repetition rate blue laser
Proposal No.: N141-008-0539
Firm: Q Peak, Inc.
135 South Road
Bedford, Massachusetts 01730
Contact: Robert Stegeman
Phone: (781) 275-9535
Web Site: www.qpeak.com
Abstract: 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 śm will be used to pump nonlinear optics processes which generate the required, tunable, narrow-band blue spectrum. The power scaling simplicity arises from straightforward MOPA architectures and avoiding any frequency conversion to the UV. Additionally, blue light generation comes from a nonlinear conversion design which avoids certain power extraction limitations from high power nonlinear parametric oscillators.
Benefits: A high peak and average power pulsed blue laser would be a valuable tool to the underwater imaging community. This laser source will be a valuable tool in order to study imaging mapping techniques and systems.