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A Unique Energy Transfer Up Conversion Laser Based on Rare Earth Doped Media

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98321
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-009-1975
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-009
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Princeton Lightwave, Inc.
2555 Route 130 South, Suite 1 Cranbury, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: A Unique Energy Transfer Up Conversion Laser Based on Rare Earth Doped Media
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0303
Award Amount: $79,757.00
 

Abstract:

Growing interest in high power and efficient lasers in the 20,300 cm-1 to 21,800 cm-1 region has emerged for numerous underwater applications due to the high transmission in this spectrum. Applications include underwater range finding, underwater surveillance from airborne platforms and ship to ship communications. We will leverage our experience with a rare earth element Erbium (Er) and exploit its many energy transitions that can be utilized for this application. Our unique pumping concept will lead to high efficiency and lower threshold energy lasers in the desired wavelengths of interest. The overall technology configuration is simple, comprising of a few integrated components with solid state pumping making it reliable and robust which is ideal for harsh environments such that maintenance in the field may often be difficult.

Principal Investigator:

Igor Kudryashov
Principal Scientist
6094953003
ikudryashov@princetonlightwave.com

Business Contact:

Mark Itzler
Chief Technical Officer
6094952551
mitzler@princetonlightwave.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Princeton Lightwave, Inc.
2555 Route 130 South, Suite 1 Cranbury, NJ 08512

EIN/Tax ID: 223711457
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No