Energy Scaling of Ultrashort Pulse (USP) High Energy Fiber Lasers Through Temporal Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00164-11-C-BT05
Agency Tracking Number: N09A-013-0110
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N09-T013
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
2199 S. McDowell Blvd, Suite 140, Petaluma, CA, -
DUNS: 131908092
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tim Booth
 Vice President Project Ma
 (707) 559-2124
 tbooth@raydiance.com
Business Contact
 Bill Beyer
Title: CFO
Phone: (707) 559-2105
Email: bbeyer@raydiance.com
Research Institution
 University of Central Florida
 Peter Delfyett
 University of Central Florida
P.O. Box 162700
Orlando, FL, 32816-
 (407) 823-6812
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Phase Tailoring represents a unique and novel approach to significantly driving up pulse energies in all-fiber ultrafast laser systems. One of the challenges of working in the ultrafast regime is that the amplification and compression part of the chirped pulse amplification scheme can cause a variety of effects that will damage pulse quality and must be accounted for, such as B-integral, SOP and others. Phase Tailoring enables pre-compensation for these undesirable qualities, and as a result, enables greater pulse amplification for fiber and hybrid amplifier technologies. Under this Phase II program, a fully integrated software control Phase Tailoring system will be developed. The system will be demonstrated in a benchtop environment, and ultimately packaged and integrated into a packaged, millijoule pulse energy fiber ultrafast laser at the 1.55 micron wavelength.

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