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Mid-Infrared Fiber Coupler for Multiband Infrared Countermeasure (IRCM) Lasers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-089-0886
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-089
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Mid-Infrared Fiber Coupler for Multiband Infrared Countermeasure (IRCM) Lasers
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-12-C-0083
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

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.

Principal Investigator:

Jie Zong
Principal Engineer of Tec
(520) 799-7470
jzong@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