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Wavelength-Beam-Combined Diode Laser Pumps for High-Power Fiber Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: D11PC20095
Agency Tracking Number: 10SB3-0080
Amount: $98,948.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB103-005
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-03-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
11A Beaver Brook Road, Littleton, MA, -
DUNS: 832019546
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bien Chann
 Chief Technical Officer
 (978) 952-2501
Business Contact
 Damon Pender
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (978) 952-2501
Research Institution
In this SBIR program, TeraDiode, Inc. will develop a record brightness fiber-coupled diode laser system for pumping high power fiber lasers. TeraDiode has an exclusive license on intellectual property developed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory on a means of combining many diode lasers while scaling the brightness, to obtain an exceptionally bright fiber-coupled diode laser system. TeraDiode will demonstrate 5 kW or greater power level fiber-coupled to a 200 um/0.11 NA fiber. This laser will be wavelength stabilized to 976 nm and have a spectral bandwidth of 2 nm. The weight of the system will be engineered to be less than 1 kg/kW, which is of critical importance for DoD system applications. In Phase I, we will perform a baseline design for the laser system. In Phase II, we will construct the laser based on the Phase I design.

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