SBIR Phase I: Watt Level, Narrow Linewidth, Single Frequency Fiber Laser at 1550 nm

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0320024
Agency Tracking Number: 0320024
Amount: $99,987.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
9030 S. Rita Rd. - Suite 120, Tucson, AZ, 85747
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christine Spiegelberg
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is aimed at the demonstration of a compact, Watt-level, single frequency fiber laser operating around 1550 nm. The laser will take advantage of proprietary, highly Yb: Er co-doped fiber allowing the total length of the fiber-laser cavity to less than 5 cm - a task impossible with conventional fiber approaches. Such a short cavity length is uniquely suited for extremely stable and mode hop free single frequency operation. High doping levels and a large optical mode field diameter will be used in order to reduce the influence of fiber non-linearities and allow for a short and compact linear cavity. The high power and near ideal spectral (spatial output) at an eye-safe wavelength, where Er-doped fiber amplifiers and other fiber-optic components would be readily available. This would make such a laser very attractive for many commercial applications including coherent LADAR, distributed temperature and pressure sensing and frequency conversion. The project should ultimately result in a marketable product that will be used in a variety of civil and military applications.

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