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Gratings for Yb-Doped Fiber Lasers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
55164
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
001NM-2559
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Gratings for Yb-Doped Fiber Lasers
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-01-C-0244
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

High-power fiber lasers and amplifiers are emerging as viable alternatives to traditional solid-state and gas laser systems for many military and industrial applications. The advantages of high-power optical fiber sources are numerous: extremely highdamage thresholds, excellent beam quality, superior wavelength and temperature stability, small size, and very high powers using novel double-cladding fiber geometry's. Another advantage of using optical fiber as the lasing medium is the unique ability tofabricate mode conversion gratings directly within the fiber for manipulation of both the signal and pump light. During Phase I, Lambda Instruments successfully investigated the feasibility of employing novel fiber gratings within future kilowatt-classfiber laser systems. Based on the successful feasibility studies demonstrated during Phase I, Lambda proposes to fully develop and optimize advanced fiber gratings during Phase II. To assist in advanced development and design optimization of fibergratings, Lambda has assembled a highly experienced team. The development team has successfully demonstrated the feasibility of advanced grating technology during Phase I, and now proposes to finalize the development of grating components for high-powerfiber laser applications during Phase II, and work with industry partners to commercialize advanced fiber laser and amplifier systems during Phase III.

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