Ultra Compact Multi kW Fiber Amplifier Platform

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9451-10-M-0078
Award Id:
97079
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-008-1151
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-008
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
842 S Sierra Madre St Ste D, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
788121858
Principal Investigator:
Donald Sipes Jr
President and CEO
(815) 301-5922
don.sipes@opticalenginesinc.com
Business Contact:
Donald Sipes Jr
President and CEO
(815) 301-5922
don.sipes@opticalenginesinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The key contributor to size and weight of a multi kW fiber laser array is the final power amplifier. Utilizing Optical Engines multi fiber coupled laser diode stacks and large diameter fiber pump combining technology, an ultracompact multi kW fiber power amplifier having a size < .01m3/kW and weight < 3kg/kW will be designed and validated, showing scaling ability to 6kw in a single stage. BENEFIT: kW class fiber amplifiers and lasers for the foundations for many applications requiring these high powers including directed energy, industrial material processing and high power remote sensing and long range optical communications.

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