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Monolithic programmable pulse shaper for efficient energy scaling of ultrashort…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
90283
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-013-0092
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: 2009
Title: Monolithic programmable pulse shaper for efficient energy scaling of ultrashort fiber laser pulses in the C-band
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0283
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

Under collaboration with College of Optical Sciences of University of Arizona, NP Photonics proposes to develop a new monolithic programmable pulse shaper with an adaptive control loop by leveraging our mature technology of sol-gel/EO Polymer process for waveguide passive devices at 1.5 micron (AWG, modulator, splitter/coupler), mode-locked fiber lasers, proprietary specialty fibers (large core and high unit gain), short cascade fiber amplifiers, and feedback loop control and algorithms. The proposed new pulse shaper features compact, stable, wide transmission window and high spectral resolution, which can efficiently and accurately pre-compensate the large amount of nonlinear phase (or B-integral) in the chirped pulse amplifier (CPA) system, resulting an all fiber-based, compact, environmentally stable USP source at eye-safe wavelength of 1.5 micron with high pulse energy of 1-10 mJ for applications of interest to the US Navy, such as directed energy weapons, ECM, and LADAR. Based on the demonstration of the feasibility for the proposed pulse shaper in Phase I period, we will implement a single-chip integrated phase shaper in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Wei Shi
Principal Investigator/Optical Eng.
5207997413
wshi@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, Suite #120 Tucson, AZ 85747

EIN/Tax ID: 860999108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Arizona
PO BOX 3308
888 N. Euclid Ave., Ste 510
Tucson, AZ 85722-3308
Contact: Sherry Eshan
Contact Phone: (520) 626-6000
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university