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High Efficiency Fiber Laser for Advanced Accelerator

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Department of Energy
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2008 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
AdValue Photonics Inc
3708 E. Columbia Street Suite 405 Tucson, AZ 85714-1962
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: High Efficiency Fiber Laser for Advanced Accelerator
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85029
Award Amount: $99,611.00


The Department of Energy has identified a need for a single-polarization, mode-locked, high-power, 2-micron fiber laser for an advanced laser electron accelerator. The 2-micron laser wavelength would allow for both larger accelerator dimensions and the acceleration of more charge, compared to the 0.8 micron Ti:Sapphire laser. Another advantage of the 2-micron wavelength is the possibility of using silicon instead of quartz as a material for the accelerator. This project will develop this 2-micron fiber laser using Tm-doped fibers with an extremely large, single-mode core diameter. Phase I will design and fabricate Tm-doped glasses and fibers, characterize the spectroscopic properties of Tm ions, demonstrate a highly-efficient near-2-micron fiber laser with a wide wavelength range, and build and demonstrate a prototype device. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new fiber laser should be applicable to the development of advanced laser electron accelerators. The fiber laser also should find use in materials processing, remote sensing, and bio-medical applications.

Principal Investigator:

Shibin Jiang

Business Contact:

Shibin Jiang
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advalue Photonics Inc
4585 S. Palo Verde Road Suite 405 Tucson, AZ 85714

EIN/Tax ID: 260285706
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No