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Mid-infrared Fiber Laser Based on Super-Continuum

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
74365
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
05ST1-0088
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OMNI SCIENCES, INC.
9477 N. Territorial Rd. Dexter, MI 48130-8583
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Mid-infrared Fiber Laser Based on Super-Continuum
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0199
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Infrared counter-measures require a mid-infrared laser operating between 2-5 microns with time-averaged powers of 5W and more. Omni Sciences, Inc.'s (OSI's) Mid-Infra-Red FIber Laser (MIRFIL) will generate continuous light over the mid-IR, 2-5 microns, with time-averaged power scalable to more than 5W. The MIRFIL is a practical super-continuum (SC) source using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) laser diodes and fibers, no optical bench, and that covers several octaves of mid-IR spectrum. This SC is unique in that a mode-locked laser is not required and only short fiber lengths are used. The spectral density is more than three (eight) orders-of-magnitude brighter than a lamp in average (peak) power. In Phase I OSI and the University of Michigan demonstrated a MIRFIL in fluoride fibers with a continuous spectrum between ~0.8 and ~4.5 microns and powers as high as 1.4W. Moreover, OSI has demonstrated SC generation between ~0.8 and ~2.8 microns in fused silica fiber with a time-averaged output power of 5.3W. In Phase II the power for the MIRFIL will be scaled up to 5W over the mid-IR, and the wavelength range will be extended to beyond 5 microns. Also, the MIRFIL will be bread-board packaged for beta-sites with two system integrators.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Freeman
Director of Research
7344200190
mikefreeman@voyager.net

Business Contact:

Mohammed Islam
President, Chief Technolo
7343539333
mnislam@comcast.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

OMNI SCIENCES, INC.
647 Spring Valley Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105

EIN/Tax ID: 200921205
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
DRDA 3003 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Contact: Elaine Brock
Contact Phone: (734) 936-1289
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university