High Power, Broad Band Photonic Crystal Fiber Lasers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$79,913.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00167-11-P-0032
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-150-1034
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-150
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator
 Yuanxin Shou
 Chief Fiber Optical Scien
 (781) 935-6500
 yshou@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Amanda Contardo
Title: Administrative Assistant
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: acontardo@agiltron.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
A high power, broad band fiber laser based on sumpercontinuum generation from photonic crystal fiber was proposed. A picosecond fiber Yb doped MOPA is used as pump source; A small core diameter and high air-fill-fraction in the cladding all silica based photonic crystal fiber with zero dispersion wavelength at ~1020 nm is designed to generate broad band supercontinuum; by adding the fiber mode expanded tips and integrate the in-liner polarizer, the thermal damage effect will be reduced and thus output power and laser system stability can be significantly increased. The proposed fiber laser is able to generate high output power (>50W), higher efficiency and wider spectrum bandwidth (500 to 1800 nm). In Phase I, we will fabricate a proof of concept breadboard fiber laser. Full system demonstration will be realized in the Phase II Program.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government