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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-0239
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-012-0165
Amount: $99,904.00
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): 2011-07-31
Small Business Information
2199 S. McDowell Blvd Suite 140
Petaluma, CA 94954
United States
DUNS: 131908092
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tim Booth
 Vice President Project Ma
 (707) 559-2124
Business Contact
 Bill Beyer
Title: CFO
Phone: (707) 559-2105
Research Institution
 University of Arizona
 Nasser Peyghambarian
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

 (520) 621-4649
 Nonprofit College or University

Compelling applications of infrared ultrafast lasers—ranging from ship self defense and aircraft self defense, to medical and micromachining applications—have defined a critical performance point at about one millijoule per pulse from a reliable and robust portable laser system with high average power. Increasing amplifier efficiency is a critical need in order to reach high average powers needed to ensure a system capable of meeting Navy application needs. This program aims to develop novel specialty fibers to be used in amplification schemes which will operate at substantially higher efficiencies that the current state of the art. Increased efficiency will reduce waste heat produced by the amplifiers, substantially reducing the thermal management burden and leading to a variety of size and weight advantages for a packaged fiber ultrafast laser system utilizing the fibers developed under this program.

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