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Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) pumps for High Energy Erbium or…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-058-0496
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-058
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Princeton Optronics
1 Electronics Dr Trenton, NJ 08619-2054
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) pumps for High Energy Erbium or Thulium Fiber Lasers
Agency: DOD
Contract: W9113M-11-C-0048
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

Army is very interested in developing reduced eye hazard fiber lasers based on high power VCSEL pumps. Development of high power VCSEL pump array for pumping an Erbium or Thulium fiber laser would be an important objective for the Army for the development of efficient, high power, compact and cost effective fiber lasers at the eye safe wavelengths. Princeton Optronics has developed high power VCSEL arrays delivering hundreds of watts of power from small arrays and has developed moderate power high brightness arrays for fiber laser pumping. The technology is in a position so that in this SBIR it can be developed as the technology of choice for high power fiber laser pumping because of its potential very high brightness, lower cost, higher reliability and higher temperature of operation without chillers. We propose to develop the VCSEL pump technology at 976nm with a new approach to improvement of efficiency and a new approach to packaging. In phase I, we would do simulations and experiments validating the technology and will implement the technology in phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Jean F. Seurin
Director- Device, R&D
(609) 584-9696
JSeurin@princetonoptronics.com

Business Contact:

Narayan Bhatta
Controller
(609) 584-9696
nbhatta@princetonoptronics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Princeton Optronics, Inc.
1 Electronics Dr Mercerville, NJ -

EIN/Tax ID: 222998615
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No