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High Power Narrow Linewidth 1.26 Micron Ho-Doped Fiber Amplifier

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2010 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
NP Photonics, Inc.
UA Science and Technology Park 9030 S. Rita Road, Suite #120 Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High Power Narrow Linewidth 1.26 Micron Ho-Doped Fiber Amplifier
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CE91P
Award Amount: $99,726.00


This proposal is for the development of an innovative, high power, and extremely reliable 1.26-micron Ho-doped fluoride fiber amplifier. The proposed fiber amplifier consists of a Ho-doped fluoride fiber pre-amplifier and power amplifier. Laser at 1187 nm will be used as a resonant pump laser source for Ho3+-doped fiber laser. High gain per unit length at 1.26 micron can be achieved in Ho-doped fluoride glass fiber due to the strong pump absorption at 1187 nm and strong emission at 1.2 micron transition. The proposed Ho-doped fiber amplifier will be implemented into a MOPA system with a 1.26 micron single frequency Ho-doped fiber laser. This type of fiber based seed laser is needed for remote sensing of O and O -N for measuring atmospheric pressure. Concurrent on-board O2 measurements using lines at 1.26

Principal Investigator:

Jianfeng Wu
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Hans-Jurg Jost
Business Official
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NP Photonics, Inc.
9030 S. Rita Road Tucson, AZ 85747

EIN/Tax ID: 860999108
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No