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High Efficiency Fiber Laser for Advanced Accelerator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89681
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AdValue Photonics Inc
4585 S. Palo Verde, Suite 405 Suite 405 Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: High Efficiency Fiber Laser for Advanced Accelerator
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85029
Award Amount: $746,515.00
 

Abstract:

The DOE needs a single-polarization mode-locked high-power 2-micron fiber laser for an advanced laser electron accelerator. The 2-micron laser wavelength allows for larger accelerator dimensions and the acceleration of more charge, compared to the 0.8 micron Ti:Sapphire laser. The other advantage of a 2-micron wavelength is the possibility of using silicon as opposed to quartz as a material for the accelerator. This project will develop a highly efficient high-power 2-micron mode-locked fiber laser using innovative polarization-maintaining Tm-doped fibers, with an extremely large single-mode core diameter. Phase I designed and fabricated TmĀ­-doped glasses and fibers, characterized the spectroscopic properties of Tm ions, demonstrated a highly efficient near-2-micron fiber laser with a slope efficiency of 68%, and successfully demonstrated a mode-locked 2-micron fiber laser. In Phase II, the mode-locked 2 micron fiber lasers will be further optimized, and a prototype high-power mode-locked 2-micron fiber laser will be built. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: A high-power mode-locked 2-micron fiber laser should find a wide range of uses, including materials processing, remote sensing, and bio-medical applications.

Principal Investigator:

Shibin Jiang
Dr.
5207905468
sjiang@advaluetech.com

Business Contact:

Shibin Jiang
Dr.
5207905468
sjiang@advaluetech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 260285706
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No