Innovative Eye-Safe Wavelength High Power Fiber Laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$355,942.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-11-C-0040
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4513
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
800757598
Principal Investigator:
Shibin Jiang
President
(520) 790-5468
sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
Business Contact:
Shibin Jiang
President
(520) 790-5468
sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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