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Company Information:

Company Name: Optical Engines Inc
City: Colorado Springs
State: CO
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $429,953.00 4
SBIR Phase II $1,350,000.00 2

Award List:

High Power Uplink Amplifier for Deep Space Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Donald Sipes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,953.00
Abstract:
Critical to the success of delivering on the promise of deep space optical communications is the creation of a stable and reliable high power multichannel optical uplink/beacon. Optical Engines proposes to demonstrate in phase 1 a 1kW compact and low cost fiber amplifier suited to the uplink… More

Ultra Compact Multi kW Fiber Amplifier Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Donald L. Sipes Jr, President and CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The key contributor to size and weight of a multi kW fiber laser array is the final power amplifier. Utilizing Optical Engines multi fiber coupled laser diode stacks and large diameter fiber pump combining technology, an ultracompact multi kW fiber power amplifier having a size < .01m3/kW and… More

High Power Uplink Amplifier for Deep Space Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Donald Sipes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Critical to the success of delivering on the promise of deep space optical communications is the creation of a stable and reliable high power multichannel optical uplink/beacon. Optical Engines proposes to deliver in phase 2 2 compact and low cost fiber amplifiers suited to the uplink application.… More

Ultra Compact Multi kW Fiber Amplifier Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Donald L. Sipes Jr, President and CEO – (815) 383-8303
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: During the phase 1 program, Optical Engines, Inc. has demonstrated the key components necessary to create an ultra compact multi kW Yb based PM PCF amplifier. These components include a 3 fiber coupled laser diode stack with an aggregate power output of over 1200 W at 976nm, an etched… More

Multi kW Etched Air Taper Counter Pump Fiber Combiner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Donald Sipes, President and CEO – (815) 383-8303
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Optical Engines has developed and demonstrated a high power pump combiner in the co-propagating direction with 94.5% pump efficiency and a 20dB PER with zero brightness drop. This combiner has been tested for extended periods (approx 1 Hr) with 1.5kW of pump power with no degradation. This was… More

Mode Adapting Etched Air Taper Fiber Optic Pump Combiner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Donald Sipes, President and CEO – (815) 383-8303
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Etched Air Taper Combiner as fist proposed by the US Air Force Academy has the advantages in that the input fiber bundle, the combining section, and the output to the gain fiber can be individually improved and optimized and then the components are spliced together to create the… More