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Deep ultraviolet laser for Raman spectroscopy

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A11A-005-0088
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11a-T005
Solicitation Number:
2011.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 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Deep ultraviolet laser for Raman spectroscopy
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0276
Award Amount: $99,985.00
 

Abstract:

NP Photonics proposes to develop an ultra-stable, compact, and highly reliable deep ultraviolet (UV) laser source for Raman spectroscopy. For this, we will draw on NP Photonics"long experience with the commercialization of single-frequency fiber lasers and amplifiers. In cooperation with the University of Arizona, we offer two technical approaches to produce the deep UV laser source. (1) High power, ultra-stable and compact single-frequency fiber laser operating at 980 nm will be developed by using NP Photonics"highly Yb-doped phosphate fibers. Two successive frequency doublers will be used to convert the high power narrow linewidth 980 nm laser to 245 nm UV laser. (2) Ultra-stable and compact single-frequency all fiber-based laser around 480 nm will be demonstrated using a distributed Bragg reflector upconversion fiber laser consisting of a short length of thulium-doped fluoride glass fiber and two Bragg fiber gratings on small-core silica fibers. The 480 nm laser is then amplified by a triple-clad thulium-doped fluoride fiber amplifier. The 240 nm UV laser will be achieved through the frequency doubling of the high power 480 nm laser. The two technical approaches for developing a compact deep UV source will be evaluated in terms of efficiency, size, robustness, and stability.

Principal Investigator:

Wei Shi
Principal Engineer
(520) 799-7413
wshi@npphotonics.com

Business Contact:

James T. Fountain
Director Contract Administration
(520) 799-7424
fountain@npphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NP Photonics, Inc.
UA Science and Technology Park 9030 S. Rita Road, Suite #120 Tucson, AZ -

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 L. Esham
Contact Phone: (520) 626-6000