Potential NASA Commercial Applications: The laser technology to be developed under this SBIR program serves the need of several planned NASA earth-observing lidar missions. Fibertek's goal is to participate in upcoming lidar missions such as ACE, ASCENDS and LIST as the laser manufacturer. This strategy has led to the successful transition of SBIR laser technology into NASA programs including CALIPSO, ICESat-2 and ISS/CATS. In addition to planned satellite missions, NASA and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have a continuing interest in fielding airborne active remote-sensing systems for atmospheric and oceanographic measurements (on both piloted and unmanned aircraft). Lidar instruments using the technology of this SBIR provide new capability for depth-resolved measurement of biological content, turbidity, temperature and salinity of the ocean-water column. All of these measurements are needed on a global scale for the understanding of the role of the oceans in climate change.