HighlyEfficient 2.09 Micron Fiber Laser
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
This proposal is for the development of new Ho3+ doped germanate glass fiber laser at 2.09 micron with output power of 50 watts and wall-plug efficiency of greater than 10%. This type of fiber laser can be used to generate multiple bands lasers for infrared countermeasure systems through optical parametric oscillators. We propose to use Ho3+ doped germanate glass fibers because silica glass fiber is not the ideal host for lasers at wavelength of 2mm and longer. Germanate glass exhibits lower phonon energy compared to silica glass, increasing the quantum efficiency of 5I7 level of Ho3+ ions. This proposed all-fiber laser system can guarantee the ruggedness and reliable performance which is needed for helicopter platform.
Small Business Information at Submission:
NP PHOTONICS, INC.
UA Science and Technology Park, 9030 S. Rita Road, Tucson, AZ 85747
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