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High Efficiency Gain Media for Eye-Safer 1.55 µm Ultrafast Fiber Amplifiers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0240
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-012-0689
Amount: $69,987.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T012
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-06-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-04-30
Small Business Information
1855 South 57th Court
Boulder, CO 80301
United States
DUNS: 160015093
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Daisy Raymondson
 Research Scientist
 (303) 544-9068
Business Contact
 Sterling Backus
Title: Vice President of R&D
Phone: (303) 544-9068
Research Institution
 Colorado School of Mines
 Michele Land
1523 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401
United States

 (303) 273-3405
 Nonprofit College or University

We propose to design a high average power Er:Fiber ultrafast laser system which is pumped at 14xxnm, and at the same time solve other problems related to ultrashort pulses in fiber lasers. The advantage of using 14xxnm pumping is the reduction of the standard quantum defect from 37% to 5%, thus greatly reducing the thermal load on the system, which makes it inherently more efficient. We also intend to construct an Er:fiber oscillator based on a new potentially rugged modelocking mechanism, which includes the positive dispersion regime known to reduce adverse non-linear effects in the gain medium. From this, and research into new fiber materials (Nufern), we will design a full amplified ultrafast laser system for implementation in Phase II.

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