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HighlyEfficient 2.09 Micron Fiber Laser

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77452
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-107-3392
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: 2006
Title: HighlyEfficient 2.09 Micron Fiber Laser
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-07-C-M005
Award Amount: $69,954.00
 

Abstract:

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.

Principal Investigator:

Shibin Jiang
Chief Technology Officer
5207997407
jiang@npphotonics.com

Business Contact:

James T. Fountain
Director Contract Administration
5207997424
fountain@npphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NP PHOTONICS, INC.
UA Science and Technology Park, 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