SOURCES SOUGHT: Ultrashort High Average Power Technology Availability
The AFRL is interested in obtaining informed views from the commercial and industrial base on maturity, availability and a rough estimate of cost (ROC) of a USPL fiber laser system for directed energy applications to be tested for military utility. Of specific interest is the development of methods & practices in research, development, and acquisition activities in obtaining technologies that lead to refining operational requirements for a technology development program. We seek the industry’s view regarding the current status for USPL fiber laser systems that produce high average power at a high repetition pule rate. The AFRL is primarily interested in a USPL fiber laser weapon capability that will meet the needs of a future AFRL acquisition program. The basis for this mission with a USPL fiber laser system is to achieve thermal and non-thermal effects on the target as well as harvest the advantages of non-linear propagation producing high intensities at the target. USPL fiber laser systems are of interest to the AFRL to the potential advantages SWaP consideration. Such a system may be comprised of either monolithic or partly free space architecture, based on a single laser amplifier or beam combining parallel amplifiers to reach the desired output specifications.
- Product Service Code: AC11 – National Defense R&D Services; Department of Defense – Military; Basic Research
- NAICS Code: 541715 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)
- Place of Performance: Kirtland AFB, NM 87117 USA
- Original Response Date: Aug 13, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
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