Accession Number:

ADA461492

Title:

Characterization of Quantum Well Laser Diodes for Application within the AMRDEC HWIL Facilities

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OPTICAL SCIENCES CORP HUNTSVILLE AL

Report Date:

2004-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Armys Research, Development, and Engineering Commands RDECOM Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center AMRDEC provides Hardware-in-the-Loop HWIL test support to numerous tactical and theatre missile programs. Critical to the successful execution of these tests is the state-of-the-art technologies employed in the visible and infrared scene projector systems. This paper describes the results of characterization tests performed on new mid-wave infrared MWIR quantum well laser diodes recently provided to AMRDEC by the Naval Research Labs and Sarnoff Industries. These lasers provide a IOX improvement in MWIR output power over the previous technology of lead-salt laser diodes. Performance data on output power, linearity, and solid-angle coverage are presented. A discussion of the laser packages is also provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE