High power S-band tunable all fiber based transmitter for satellite communications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-11-M-0069
Agency Tracking Number: F103-076-0748
Amount: $99,745.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-076
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
NP Photonics, Inc.
UA Science and Technology Park, 9030 S. Rita Road, Suite #120, Tucson, AZ, -
DUNS: 014750785
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wenyan Tian
 Optical Engineer
 (520) 799-7437
Business Contact
 James Fountain
Title: Director Contract Administration
Phone: (520) 799-7424
Email: fountain@npphotonics.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: NP Photonics has developed high power single frequency narrow linewidth 1550nm and 1064nm fiber laser products for LIDAR, sensing, and telecommunications. The fiber laser incorporates proprietary fiber technology developed at NP Photonics. Current state-of-art technologies have been developed primarily for terrestrial applications and can not provide all features of high reliability, high power, and radiation hardness at the same time to meet the requirements. We propose a high reliability, radiation hard, high wall plug efficiency, rugged, compact, 10W S-band tunable all fiber based transmitter covering 1450-1500nm by using highly thulium and terbium co-doped S-band tunable fiber laser, highly thulium and terbium co-doped tellurite fiber MOPA system and external modulation. BENEFIT: The high power S-band tunable all fiber based transmitter proposed here has the potential to be widely used in satellite communications. It can be used for coherent communication for airborne LIDAR and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. It will also provide a wide range of opportunities in undersea free communications, terrestrial-based communications, wavelength division multiplexed network, sensing, scientific instrumentation, and R & D.

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