Optical Fiber Oscillator-Amplifier with Increased Pulse Power

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F29601-01-C-0246
Agency Tracking Number: 001NM-1836
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
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
DUNS: 121382600
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tom Kane
 Technical Program Manager
 (650) 526-1224
 TKane@lwecorp.com
Business Contact
 William Grossman
Title: Vice President, Engineeri
Phone: (650) 526-1222
Email: 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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