Efficient High Power Multi-line Pulsed Mid-IR Laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,577.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-06-C-0050
Agency Tracking Number:
05SB2-0451
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB052-027
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Small Business Information
AZNA CORP.
36 Jonspin Road, Wilmington, MA, 01887
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
141153994
Principal Investigator:
Min Jiang
Director, High Power Photonics
(978) 642-2025
mindy.jiang@aznacorp.com
Business Contact:
Farhang Sakhitab
Chief Operations Officer
(978) 642-2040
farhang.sakhitab@aznacorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AZNA proposes a gain-switched Tm-doped fiber laser to generate flexible waveforms in the mid-IR spectral region. The proposal uses the most recent advances in high power fiber lasers and amplifiers to achieve high efficiency and high power. Generation of stable and reliable waveforms is achieved using an innovative pump scheme for the gain-switched Tm-doped fiber laser. The power conversion efficiency from pump diode to mid-IR waveform generation is as high as 25%. Integrated with a mid-IR optical parametric oscillator, the proposed system provides up to three wavelengths in the mid-IR. The design also allows fast tuning in wavelength as well as modulation frequency of the waveform.

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