Optical Fiber Oscillator-Amplifier with Increased Pulse Power

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F29601-01-C-0246
Agency Tracking Number:
001NM-1836
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORP.
2400 Charleston Road, Mountain View, CA, 94043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
121382600
Principal Investigator:
Tom Kane
Technical Program Manager
(650) 526-1224
TKane@lwecorp.com
Business Contact:
William Grossman
Vice President, Engineeri
(650) 526-1222
WGrossman@lwecorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose an innovative approach to increasing the optical power available from optical fiber lasers. The approach uses a novel fiber design that sharply discriminates against long wavelengths. We can engineer this wavelength cutoff to eliminateparasitic nonlinearities that limit the useful peak power from fiber. We will build a demonstration system utilizing this approach to increase the power from a fiber in a pulsed format. We will deliver the demonstration unit to the Air Force. The goalis a peak power of over 1 kW at a wavelength of 1 micron.

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