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High-Power Fiber-Coupled Semiconductor Laser Source

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
19974
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19974
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Laser Data Technology, Inc.
9375 Dielman Industrial Dr. St. Louis, MO 63132
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: High-Power Fiber-Coupled Semiconductor Laser Source
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $55,642.00
 

Abstract:

A six-month effort is proposed to utilize the author's expertise in semiconductor laser diodes and fiber-optic technology to develop a design for a 50 to 100 watt fiber-coupled laser-diode source. A proprietary technique is described for achieving high power and high power density in the fiber which makes the most efficient use of the laser energy in a bar. The approach taken will use the fewest diode bars, which achieves the lowest production costs. The Phase I effort will produce a deliverable prototype for a 10-watt-cw output power, as well as a final report containing the design details for the higher power system. The fiber-coupled output power of the prototype will be concentrated in a fiber 300um in diameter, and the 50 to 100 watt-cw output of the Phase II design will be concentrated in a 500um diameter fiber for a power density above 25kw/cm sq. The design approach taken enables low cost production, which, in turn, opens applications heretofore prohibitively expensive.

Principal Investigator:

Ernest S. Clark
3149972250

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Laser Data Technology, Inc.
9375 Dielman Industrial Dr. St. Louis, MO 63132

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