Ultra High Brightness/Low Cost Fiber Coupled Packaging

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNG06LA20C
Agency Tracking Number: 054383
Amount: $69,461.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: S6.02
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
nLight Photonics
5408 NE 88th Street, Building E, Vancouver, WA, 98665-0990
Duns: 799811646
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark DeFranza
 Principal Investigator
 (360) 566-4472
 mark.defranza@nlight.net
Business Contact
 David Gustafson
Title: Business Official
Phone: (360) 566-4471
Email: david.gustafson@nlight.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The focus of the proposed effort is maximizing the brightness of fiber coupled laser diode pump sources at a minimum cost. The specific innovation proposed is to challenge the industry standard design of laser bars used in fiber coupled pump packages and to demonstrate that an alternative designs can offer higher brightness and lower cost than the current state of the art. We intend to show that the specific bar and packages designs can have a dramatic effect on both brightness and cost. We propose to demonstrate the capability for a 10X improvement in pump brightness and a 3X reduction in laser diode cost through this investigation. This innovation will allow for the design and fabrication of ultra high brightness, low cost fiber coupled laser pump packages operating at any wavelength over the span of 635nm to 2000nm. This innovation is relevant for any laser system which uses fiber coupled pump sources, specifically .Novel, high-power laser diodes capable suitable for pumping Holmium-based solid-state lasers. as described in Subtopic S6.02 Lidar Remote Sensing

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