Ultra Compact Multi kW Fiber Amplifier Platform

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-10-M-0078
Agency Tracking Number: F093-008-1151
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-008
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
842 S Sierra Madre St Ste D, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
DUNS: 788121858
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Donald L Sipes Jr
 President and CEO
 (815) 301-5922
Business Contact
 Donald Sipes Jr
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (815) 301-5922
Email: don.sipes@opticalenginesinc.com
Research Institution
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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