NGA posts RFI for MWIR laser
On May 29, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency posted a request for information on Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) Laser Development. Responses are due no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern on June 14.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is seeking information on a state of the art MWIR laser.
NGA is requesting information about commercially available MWIR laser sources that are currently available or that could be developed in a year’s timeframe that are capable of lasing between 2W (threshold) and 5W of power (goal) in the bands of 3670-3840 nm and 4600-4700 nm (only one band at a time needed). This source could be a continuous wave lasing source or a MHz pulsed source.
NGA is interested in MWIR laser sources that can be incorporated to a pre-existing capability either through fiber coupling (<200 micron fiber, with numerical aperture <0.3, with SMA connector) or free-space coupling (TEM00 with a divergence <0.5 mrad).
NGA is also interested in any capabilities a vendor may have associated with this MWIR laser that would enable kilohertz power modulation.
Full information is available here.