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HighlyEfficient 2.09 Micron Fiber Laser

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77452
Program Year/Program:
2007 / 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 85747-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: HighlyEfficient 2.09 Micron Fiber Laser
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-07-C-M208
Award Amount: $729,381.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal is for the development of new Ho3+-doped germanate glass fiber laser at 2.09micron 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 2 micron 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
VP Technology
5207997407
jiang@npphotonics.com

Business Contact:

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

NP PHOTONICS, INC.
UA Science and Technology Park 9030 S. Rita Road, Suite #120 Tucson, AZ 85747

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