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Yb-Doped Polarization-Maintaining Double-Cladding Fiber Amplifiers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
55154
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
001NM-2553
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Lambda Instruments, Inc.
840 University City Blvd. Suite 4 Blacksburg, VA 24060-2708
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Yb-Doped Polarization-Maintaining Double-Cladding Fiber Amplifiers
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-01-C-0012
Award Amount: $749,792.00
 

Abstract:

Optical fiber amplifiers and lasers are gaining widespread interest for high-power applications due to their numerous advantages over traditional solid-state and gas lasers including extremely high damage thresholds, excellent beam quality, superiorwavelength and temperature stability, small size, and very high powers using novel double-cladding fiber (DCF) geometry's. DCF devices are a unique solution for obtaining diffraction-limited high-power laser beams due to the ability to inject multiwattpump powers into their large-area and large-numerical aperature primary cladding. To date, however, polarization-maintaining DCF amplifiers have not been widely commercialized and may be critical to the future success of coherence-based power combinersfor kilowatt-class lasers and future optical fiber lidar instrumentation. During Phase I, Lambda Instruments investigated the feasibility of fabricating Yb-doped polarization-maintaining (PM) DCF as well as using conventional Yb-doped double-claddingfibers combined with novel fiber grating polarizers to obtain polarized, high-power light. During Phase II Lambda proposes to finalize the development of polarization-maintaining double-cladding fiber and demonstrate prototype amplifiers within aphase-locked laser array.

Principal Investigator:

Jon Greene
President
5409531796
jgreene@lambdainc.com

Business Contact:

Jon Greene
President
5409531796
jgreene@lambdainc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LAMBDA INSTRUMENTS
1607 Glade Road Blacksburg, VA 24060

EIN/Tax ID: 541980160
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No