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Supercontinuum Laser for Multi-Spectral Energy Propagation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-119-0966
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N092-119
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Supercontinuum Laser for Multi-Spectral Energy Propagation
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-11-C-0035
Award Amount: $749,938.00
 

Abstract:

NP Photonics proposes to develop a supercontinuum (SC) fiber laser with the capability to propagate a multi-spectral laser beam with 2 Watts of time-averaged power. This program focuses on all fiber optic approach with particular emphasis on covering the mid-IR portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. Mid-infrared lasers are key enabling technology for various applications such as remote chemical sensing, defense communications and countermeasures, and bio-photonic diagnostics and therapeutics. Conventional mid-IR sources include optical parametric amplifiers, quantum cascade lasers, synchrotron and free electron lasers. An all-fiber approach, based on highly nonlinear tellurite fiber, to generate a high power (multi-watt), single mode beam (M2<2) with extremely wide (2fYm-5fYm) and simultaneous wavelength coverage has significant advantages in terms of reliability (no moving parts or alignment), room temperature operation, size, weight, and power efficiency; this is expected to have a major impact on many applications, particularly infrared countermeasures.

Principal Investigator:

Arturo Chavez-Pirson
Chief Technology Officer
(520) 799-7438
chavez@npphotonics.com

Business Contact:

James Fountain
Director, Contract Admini
(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