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Improved Efficiency Fiber Laser Modules for Beam Combining

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
69469
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-005-0119
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aculight Corporation
22121 20th Avenue SE Bothell, WA 98021-4408
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Improved Efficiency Fiber Laser Modules for Beam Combining
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68936-08-C-0049
Award Amount: $749,989.00
 

Abstract:

SBC of high-power fiber lasers uniquely links an efficient, versatile, and robust power scaling architecture to individual emitters with outstanding efficiency, diffraction-limited beam quality, and distributed thermal loading. Fiber SBC, thus provides an exceptionally promising pathway to scalable, high efficiency laser systems with high average power, superb power-to-mass ratios, and near perfect beam quality. Below, we describe the proposed technical program for the Phase II effort. The program focuses on improving the efficiency and performance of a >1 k-Watt fiber laser channel, demonstrating the destructive capabilities of such a laser, advancing the SBC module by increasing its overall efficiency and characterizing the ability of a SBC module to steer the beam without sacrificing efficiency and beam quality.

Principal Investigator:

Shawn Redmond
Principal Investigator
4254821100
shawn.redmond@aculight.com

Business Contact:

Robert Afzal
VP of Research & Developm
4254821100
robert.afzal@aculight.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ACULIGHT CORP.
22121 20th Avenue SE Bothell, WA 98021

EIN/Tax ID: 911581683
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No