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Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplifier at Eye-Safer Wavelengths

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Physical Optics Corporation
1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-1510
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplifier at Eye-Safer Wavelengths
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-12-P-4070
Award Amount: $79,993.00


To address the Navy need for a high-pulse-energy amplifier at eye-safe wavelengths, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an Eye-Safe Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplifier (ES-OPCPA). It is based on an Er-doped fiber oscillator used as a seed, periodically poled crystal, in the first stages, and a two-beam pump in the final stage. The innovation in combining several amplifying media and the optimal design of the amplifiers will enable ES-OPCPA to reach an amplifier output of>500 mJ, ~100 fs. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate the feasibility of the amplifier reaching that output by designing and building an ES-OPCPA prototype scaled down in repetition rate, and will prepare a Phase II development plan including performance goals and key technical milestones. In Phase II, POC plans to build and demonstrate a unit reaching 0.5 J pulse energy level at a higher repetition rate of 1 kHz.

Principal Investigator:

Oleg Korovyanko
Research Scientist
(310) 320-3088

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No