Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplifier at Eye-Safer Wavelengths
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.
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Physical Optics Corporation
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