HighlyEfficient 2.09 Micron Fiber Laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,381.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15P7T-07-C-M208
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-107-3392
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
A06-107
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Small Business Information
NP PHOTONICS, INC.
UA Science and Technology Park, 9030 S. Rita Road, Suite #120, Tucson, AZ, 85747
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
014750785
Principal Investigator:
Shibin Jiang
VP Technology
(520) 799-7407
jiang@npphotonics.com
Business Contact:
James Fountain
Director, Contract Admini
(520) 799-7424
fountain@npphotonics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal is for the development of new Ho3+-doped germanate glass fiber laser at 2.09micron 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 2 micron 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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