Lasers and Optical Science and Technology

Project Highlights


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Project Title Project Code Project Type Project Status
Additively Manufactured Neodymium-Doped Strontium-Fluoride Ceramic Gain Medium 22-ERD-021 Exploratory Research Continuing
Agile Mixing Platform Engineered for Transient Compositional Printing 22-ERD-012 Exploratory Research Continuing
Arbitrary Space-Variant Polarization Control for Large Aperture, High-Energy Lasers 22-FS-017 Feasibility Study Final
Beam-Combined Pulsed Fiber Lasers 21-ERD-004 Exploratory Research Continuing
Defects Suppression in Process-Optimized High Power and Energy Multilayer Dielectric Coated Optics 20-ERD-024 Exploratory Research Final
Designing Damage-Resistant Multilayer Dielectric Gratings for Petawatt-Class Lasers 22-FS-035 Feasibility Study Final
Exploring the Cosmos: Enabling One Thousand Times More Sensitive Spectrographs for Exoplanet Search 22-LW-020 Lab-Wide Continuing
Freeform Optics 20-ERD-003 Exploratory Research Final
Glass Preforms for Next-Generation Fiber Lasers 20-ERD-012 Exploratory Research Final
Glass-Engraved Meta-Optics for High-Power Lasers 21-ERD-002 Exploratory Research Continuing
Ionization-Based Optical Structures for the Control of Short-Pulse Lasers 21-LW-013 Lab-Wide Final
Laser Amplification with Suppressed Amplified Spontaneous Emission 22-DR-004 Disruptive Research Continuing
Long Pulse Laser-Driven Shock-Induced Damage in Metals 22-FS-003 Feasibility Study Final
Modelocked Oscillator with Planar Gaussian Optics 21-LW-062 Lab-Wide Final
Next-Generation Beam Quality for Deployed Laser Systems 20-ERD-046 Exploratory Research Final
Post-Chirped-Pulse-Amplification Pulse Compression for High Energy Laser Systems 22-FS-007 Feasibility Study Final
Predicting Damage Growth using Multimode Characterization and Machine Learning 22-ERD-003 Exploratory Research Continuing
Programmable Time-Varying Spectral Encoding for Advanced Control of High-Energy, High-Power Laser Systems 21-ERD-034 Exploratory Research Continuing
Revisiting the Critical Physics for Passing Energetic Laser Pulses through Air 21-ERD-052 Exploratory Research Continuing
Robust High-Power Diodes for Next Generation Laser Systems 21-SI-002 Strategic Initiative Continuing