HighlyEfficient 2.09 Micron Fiber Laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$119,912.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W15P7T-07-C-M005
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-107-3392
Solicitation Topic Code:
A06-107
Small Business Information
NP PHOTONICS, INC.
UA Science and Technology Park, 9030 S. Rita Road,, Tucson, AZ, 85747
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
014750785
Principal Investigator
 Shibin Jiang
 Chief Technology Officer
 (520) 799-7407
 jiang@npphotonics.com
Business Contact
 James Fountain
Title: Director Contract Administration
Phone: (520) 799-7424
Email: fountain@npphotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal is for the development of new Ho3+ doped germanate glass fiber laser at 2.09 micron with output power of 50 watts and wall-plug efficiency of greater than 10%. This type of fiber laser can be used to generate multiple bands lasers for infrared countermeasure systems through optical parametric oscillators. We propose to use Ho3+ doped germanate glass fibers because silica glass fiber is not the ideal host for lasers at wavelength of 2mm and longer. Germanate glass exhibits lower phonon energy compared to silica glass, increasing the quantum efficiency of 5I7 level of Ho3+ ions. This proposed all-fiber laser system can guarantee the ruggedness and reliable performance which is needed for helicopter platform.

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