Novel Fiber-MOPA based High Power Blue Lasers

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