Mid-Infrared Fiber Coupler for Multiband Infrared Countermeasure (IRCM) Lasers
NP Photonics proposes to develop a tellurite fiber coupler system capable of combining multiple mid-infrared laser sources at different wavelengths for infrared countermeasure applications. Low loss mid-infrared fiber couplers with the desired wavelength dependence will be fabricated with NP Photonics"proprietary tellurite fibers by tailoring the geometry of the coupling zone. Wavelength combining of multiple laser sources can be achieved by choosing the proper input wavelengths and using tree schemes. Wavelength combining of 2, 4, 6, and 8 lasers sources will be proposed and demonstrated by using 1, 3, 5, and 7 fiber couplers, respectively. The fabrication techniques developed for tellurite fiber couplers may also be used for other mid-infrared fibers such as fluoride fibers and chalcogenide fibers.
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