NRL funds QC laser development at Daylight


Aug 02, 2010 – The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has awarded laser system builder Daylight Defense a $5.7 million contract to develop quantum cascade laser (QCL) technology for military applications.

The San Diego company, a subsidiary of Daylight Solutions, will use QCLs to provide a novel system for infrared countermeasures (IRCM), with anticipated benefits in size, weight and power consumption.

“These systems showcase the capabilities that are inherent in our design approach, and will bring tremendous benefit in reliability, size, weight and power,” said Daylight CEO Timothy Day.
Although many types of laser system can be deployed in IRCM applications, Daylight told that the reliability of its QCL systems versus existing technologies is one of the main reasons driving the use of the novel technology.

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