Novel Fiber-MOPA based High Power Blue Lasers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$749,552.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-11-C-0065
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0696
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB082-042
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
510 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
107940207
Principal Investigator:
Shantanu Gupta
Director, Fiber Optronics
(703) 471-7671
sgupta@fibertek.com
Business Contact:
Guy Beaghler
President
(703) 471-7671
gbeaghler@fibertek.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
A rugged and efficient high power (Watts) blue laser source in the 455470 nm spectral region is proposed. The laser source is capable of cw operation or pulsed operation at multi-kHz or higher repetition rates, as well as capable of RF-modulated-pulse formats. The laser source is based on a novel fiber-amplifier in a master-oscillator-power-amplifier (MOPA)"all-fiber"configuration, and frequency-doubled to the blue spectral region via simple single-pass quasi-phase-matching (QPM) in a nonlinear crystal. Such blue laser sources are ideally suited for underwater imaging and communication in littoral waters, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) communication application in the ocean, specific medical applications, and high-brightness display application.

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