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Development of line-narrowed diode pumps sources for DPAL systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B112-007-0367
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-007
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
nLight Photonics
5408 NE 88th Street, Bldg E Vancouver, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Development of line-narrowed diode pumps sources for DPAL systems
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7860
Award Amount: $148,315.00
 

Abstract:

Higher power wavelength-stabilized pump sources operating in the 78x-nm to 79xnm band are expected to enable high-energy CW laser systems based on low pressure alkali gasses (such as Cs or Rb). Under the proposed program, nLight will design, demonstrate, and deliver to the MDA (or recipient of their choosing) a high-brightness, wavelength-locked, wavelength-tunable 780 nm fiber-coupled laser diode for use in diode-pumped Rb vapor alkali laser (DPAL) experiments. The anticipated maximum power of the module is 100W and it is expected to deliver>50% conversion efficiency as measured from the output of a 200ยตm, 0.22 NA fiber. The module will be wavelength-locked to 0.05 nm FWHM. To achieve long-term wavelength stability, integrated wavelength tunability will be included to provide the user a center wavelength adjustment of up to 0.3 nm, providing compatibility for closed-loop control of the wavelength.

Principal Investigator:

Zhigang Chen
Princpal Scientist
(360) 566-4460
zhigang.chen@nlight.net

Business Contact:

Huimin Huang
Staff Accountant
(360) 566-4460
huimin.huang@nlight.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

nLight Photonics
5408 NE 88th Street, Bldg E Vancouver, WA -

EIN/Tax ID: 912066376
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No