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2-micron Wavelength Kilowatt Class High Energy Laser/Amplifier

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0189
Agency Tracking Number: N201-044-1195
Amount: $1,200,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N201-044
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-02-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-09-19
Small Business Information
UA Science and Technology Park 9030 S. Rita Road, Suite #120
Tucson, AZ 85747-1111
United States
DUNS: 014750785
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Arturo Chavez-Pirson
 (520) 799-7400
Business Contact
 Linda Schadler
Phone: (520) 799-7424
Research Institution

High energy lasers at 2 microns are in great demand for industrial material processing and directed energy weapon systems for defense and security. NP Photonics is a pioneer in the design and fabrication of highly doped optical fibers and the development of high-performance fiber lasers at 2 microns. In this program, we propose to develop a scalable high-efficiency high-energy Ho-doped germanate fiber laser at 2 microns in-band pumped by Tm-doped fiber lasers at 1950 nm. During the Phase I program, we successfully demonstrated the feasibility of fabricating high-efficiency kW-class fiber lasers at 2 microns.  In Phase II we will focus on fabricating large-mode-area Tm-doped and Ho-doped germanate fibers and developing high-energy fiber lasers at 2 microns with improved efficiencies. In Phase II Options I and II, we will focus on developing in-band pumped high-efficiency 2-micron kW-class fiber lasers meeting or exceeding the requirements of the Navy’s applications.

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