Lasertel Wins Contract to Develop Laser Diode Technology for DARPA's EUCLID Program
Lasertel, a Leonardo company, has been awarded a Phase I contract to participate in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Efficient Ultra-Compact Laser Integrated Devices program. The EUCLID program aims to greatly reduce the size and weight of laser diode pump sources for fiber lasers used in directed energy applications.
High-energy laser technology has the potential to provide new and enhanced defense capabilities. However, until recently, these systems have been too large and heavy to be widely integrated in military platforms.
With an award of just over $1 million, Lasertel will work over the next 12 months to develop a new laser diode pump source capable of providing high power and low SWaP. The company expects product size and weight to be significantly below that of products currently on the market.
Lasertel (lasertel.com), a Leonardo company, is a leading U.S. supplier of custom laser diodes. Their expert team works with system integrators from design through high volume production to meet performance, design, environmental and cost demands. Lasertel develops complex custom solutions for a broad range of laser applications, including defense, automotive lidar, medical, industrial and R&D.