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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00164-11-C-BT05
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-013-0110
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N09-T013
Solicitation Number:
2009.A
Small Business Information
Raydiance, Inc.
2199 S. McDowell Blvd, Suite 140, Petaluma, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
131908092
Principal Investigator:
Tim Booth
Vice President Project Ma
(707) 559-2124
tbooth@raydiance.com
Business Contact:
Bill Beyer
CFO
(707) 559-2105
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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