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Compact 2 Micron Seed Laser

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
74412
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
041025
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NP Photonics, Inc.
UA Science and Technology Park 9030 S. Rita Road, Suite #120 Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Compact 2 Micron Seed Laser
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNL05AA94P
Award Amount: $69,931.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal is for the development of new compact, high power and extremely reliable 2 micron seed laser using newly developed Tm3+ doped germanate glass fibers, which exhibit high quantum efficiency. This type of fiber based seed laser is needed for constructing high energy pulsed 2 micron Ho-doped crystal lasers for LIDAR applications. We propose to use highly Tm3+ doped germanate glass fibers with high gain per unit length to form a short linear cavity to generate single frequency fiber laser operation. Germanate glass exhibits lower phonon energy compared to silica glass, increasing the quantum efficiency of 3F4 level of Tm3+ ions. Importantly, Tm3+ can be highly doped into germanate glasses, which results in so called cross-relaxation, dramatically improving the gain per unit length and the quantum efficiency. The single frequency fiber laser will be used to construct seed lasers by integrating with controlling electronics.

Principal Investigator:

Shibin Jiang
5207997407
jiang@npphotonics.com

Business Contact:

James T. Fountain
Business Official
5207997424
fountain@npphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NP Photonics, Inc.
9030 S. Rita Road Tucson, AZ 85747

EIN/Tax ID: 860999108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No