USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

High Efficiency Gain Media for Eye-Safer 1.55 m Ultrafast Fiber Amplifiers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
95084
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-012-0689
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T012
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories Inc.
1855 South 57th Court Boulder, CO 80301-
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High Efficiency Gain Media for Eye-Safer 1.55 m Ultrafast Fiber Amplifiers
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0240
Award Amount: $69,987.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to design a high average power Er:Fiber ultrafast laser system which is pumped at 14xxnm, and at the same time solve other problems related to ultrashort pulses in fiber lasers. The advantage of using 14xxnm pumping is the reduction of the standard quantum defect from 37% to 5%, thus greatly reducing the thermal load on the system, which makes it inherently more efficient. We also intend to construct an Er:fiber oscillator based on a new potentially rugged modelocking mechanism, which includes the positive dispersion regime known to reduce adverse non-linear effects in the gain medium. From this, and research into new fiber materials (Nufern), we will design a full amplified ultrafast laser system for implementation in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Daisy Raymondson
Research Scientist
3035449068
draymondson@kmlabs.com

Business Contact:

Sterling Backus
Vice President of R&D
3035449068
sbackus@kmlabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories Inc.
1855 South 57th Court Boulder, CO 80301

EIN/Tax ID: 911658577
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Colorado School of Mines
1523 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401
Contact: Michele Land
Contact Phone: 3032733405