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Low-Cost Mid-Wavelength Infrared All-Fiber Source

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-212
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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 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Low-Cost Mid-Wavelength Infrared All-Fiber Source
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9201-10-C-0109
Award Amount: $98,426.00


An all-fiber mid-infrared laser source offers many unique features that are key to next-generation infrared countermeasure systems. We propose a low-cost all-fiber mid-infrared light source operating in 2-5 micron wavelength range with ~1000watt average output power, based on our proprietary infrared glass/fiber technology. All-fiber monolithic design allows us to develop such a low-cost fiber laser source with high output power and high wall-plug efficiency in a compact robust platform for airborne infrared countermeasure application. BENEFIT: The proposed technology will offer a compact, reliable, power-scalable, mid-infrared fiber source in the spectral regions spanning from near-infrared to mid-infrared, and even up to far-infrared regions. The compact high-power supercontinuum source will be very useful for a lot of applications, such as next-generation infrared countermeasure, infrared optical coherent tomography, photonic component characterization, interferometer metrology, and molecular spectroscopy/chemical sensing.

Principal Investigator:

Jihong Geng
Chief Scientist, Lasers

Business Contact:

Shibin Jiang
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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