Innovative Eye-Safe Wavelength High Power Fiber Laser

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-11-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4513
Amount: $355,942.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-028
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
3708 E. Columbia Street, Suite 405, Tucson, AZ, 85714-1962
DUNS: 800757598
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Shibin Jiang
 President
 (520) 790-5468
 sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
Business Contact
 Shibin Jiang
Title: President
Phone: (520) 790-5468
Email: sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
High power fiber lasers have made significant progress in the last several years. Ten kW of diffraction-limited output power at 1 micron from one single mode fiber has been demonstrated. Department of Defense (DoD) needs 100s of kW for missile defense as well as for protection against rockets, artillery, and mortars (RAM). There is serious concern about current 1 micron fiber laser system potentially causing collateral eye damage due to scatter off of target surfaces. AdValue Photonics proposes to develop an innovative eye-safe single mode fiber laser with output power greater than 5kW using our proprietary glass fibers, and scale up the total power to 100s-kW with good beam quality using an innovative beam combining technique. In Phase II we shall further optimize erbium doped double cladding fiber, demonstrate cladding pumped fiber laser with slope efficiency greater than 85%, demonstrate output power of 500W, and design the proposed 100kW fiber laser system.

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