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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-09-C-0461
Agency Tracking Number: N092-119-0844
Amount: $79,597.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-119
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
510 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA, 20170
DUNS: 107940207
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shantanu Gupta
 Director, Fiber Optronics
 (703) 471-7671
 sgupta@fibertek.com
Business Contact
 Guy Beaghler
Title: President
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Email: 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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