Ultra-Bright Diode Laser Emitters for Pumping High-Power Fiber Amplifiers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,943.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-13-C-0034
Agency Tracking Number:
D122-006-0172
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB122-006
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
nLight Photonics
5408 NE 88th Street, Bldg E, Vancouver, WA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
799811646
Principal Investigator:
Manoj Kanskar
VP of Advanced Technology
(360) 553-9694
manoj.kanskar@nlight.net
Business Contact:
Huimin Huang
Staff Accountant
(360) 713-5194
huimin.huang@nlight.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
nLight proposes a novel semiconductor laser device operating at ~976 nm with a spatially single mode laser that is separately addressable to generate a few hundred milliwatts of power and then subsequently amplified to>10 watts with a separate electrical contact in a larger gain area while preserving the beam quality resulting in>1000 MW/cm2-Sr. We expect electrical-to-optical power conversion efficiency of>55% by using Super High Efficiency Diode Sources (SHEDS) design. We will also develop a concept for packaging these devices in nLight"s Gen-2 Pearl module.

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