Novel Efficient and Compact Diode-pumped Rod Gain Modules for Ultra Short Pulsed (USP) Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-09-C-0150
Agency Tracking Number: A082-046-0731
Amount: $729,799.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-046
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
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
 Brian Mathason
 Senior Laser Scientist
 (703) 471-7671
 bmathason@fibertek.com
Business Contact
 Ralph Burnham
Title: Senior Vice President
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Email: rburnham@fibertek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The goal of this Phase II program is to develop an efficient and compact diode-pumped laser amplifier module that can be used in a chirped-pulsed amplifier (CPA) system to achieve scaling of energy and power of an Ultra-Short Pulse laser (USP) to levels commensurate with military applications. In Phase I, Fibertek demonstrated the feasibility of a novel rod gain module with high amplification efficiency and good beam quality over a wide range of operational pulse rates. In Phase II, Fibertek will develop a prototype gain module for integration into a functional USP laser system for proof-of-concept evaluation.

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