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Agency:    Department of Defense--Military
Bureau:    Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
Account:    Research, development, test, and evaluation, Navy (17-1319)
Certifying Official:    Deputy Comptroller Program/Budget
Contact Information:    http://WWW.DOD.GOV   703-697-5131
Spectral beam Combining Fiber Lasers

1 recipient will receive $987,000. This is a first-time earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Description: Technology development of high power lasers for Directed Energy military applications based on spectral beam combining of fiber lasers. Spectral Beam Combination (SBC), when combined with fiber lasers, allows the construction of high power lasers from an array of lower power fiber laser elements at reduced cost, size, and complexity. Funding would be utilized to accelerate the technology advancement necessary for the development of high power laser weapons. This effort will demonstrate the power scaling capability necessary for the development of a high power, electrically driven, tactical laser weapon system. Specific efforts include: validate power scaling capability of the SBC approach to potentially achieve the 100kW power level; accelerate the test and evaluation program by fabricating specialty fiber; demonstrate a multi-kW SBC fiber laser system.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Aculight $987 For-Profit
Bothell, WA
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: 108-622
Location: Line 175, Page 306
Citation Excerpt: Spectral beam Combining Fiber Lasers

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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