Mid-IR, Power Scalable, Multi-Spectral Fiber Lasers for IRCM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,597.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0461
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-119-0844
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N092-119
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
510 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA, 20170
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
107940207
Principal Investigator:
Shantanu Gupta
Director, Fiber Optronics
(703) 471-7671
sgupta@fibertek.com
Business Contact:
Guy Beaghler
President
(703) 471-7671
gbeaghler@fibertek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop a power scalable, multi-spectral, fiber laser source, capable of simultaneous laser ourput in the mid-IR (2-5um) atmospheric propagation bands of interest. The fiber laser is based on non-silica oxide fibers being developed by Fibertek and its partners, and is optimized for both low loss in the mid-IR region, as well as for high non-linearity. This all-fiber architecture with multi-spectral laser output is enabled by directly writing multiple fiber Bragg gratings (FBG) in such mid-IR fibers, via femtosecond laser micromachining. Such mid-IR fiber laser sources will enable next generation IRCM countermeasures, both in laser source functionality, as well as enable distributed, conformal architecture of interest for various tactical aircraft platforms.

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