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Compact Upconversion Blue Fiber Laser

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
28050
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
28050
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OPTIGAIN, INC.
350 Columbia Street PO Box 3732 Peace Dale, RI 02883
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Compact Upconversion Blue Fiber Laser
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $79,993.00
 

Abstract:

We are proposing to develop a novel compact blue fiber laser which overcomes the limitations of currently available lasers. These lasers offer significant advantages over the solid-state and gas lasers that are presently available. Fiber lasers are compact, efficient, widely tunable, and deliver their power in a small core (<5m) fiber which is easy to use and is incredibly versatile. The major innovative aspect of our proposal is in the novel pumping scheme that eventually will yield a very compact and practical device for field use. Conservative estimated powers are greater than 25 mW. This amount of power is sufficient for many applications. Read/Write optical storage (1-10 mW), optical displays (1-1000 mW), and medical surgery/diagnoses (1-30 mW) are just some of the areas where blue fiber lasers can capture a sizable market share. Even in the Phase I feasibility stage, we are designing the blue laser with the ultimate cost and efficiencies in mind in order to facilitate moving this product from paper to a marketable device.

Principal Investigator:

Steven P. Bastien
4017839222

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Optigain, Inc.
350 Columbia Street P.o. Box 3732 Peace Dale, RI 02883

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