Development of line-narrowed diode pumps sources for DPAL systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$148,315.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-12-C-7860
Agency Tracking Number:
B112-007-0367
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-007
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
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:
Zhigang Chen
Princpal Scientist
(360) 566-4460
zhigang.chen@nlight.net
Business Contact:
Huimin Huang
Staff Accountant
(360) 566-4460
huimin.huang@nlight.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Higher power wavelength-stabilized pump sources operating in the 78x-nm to 79xnm band are expected to enable high-energy CW laser systems based on low pressure alkali gasses (such as Cs or Rb). Under the proposed program, nLight will design, demonstrate, and deliver to the MDA (or recipient of their choosing) a high-brightness, wavelength-locked, wavelength-tunable 780 nm fiber-coupled laser diode for use in diode-pumped Rb vapor alkali laser (DPAL) experiments. The anticipated maximum power of the module is 100W and it is expected to deliver>50% conversion efficiency as measured from the output of a 200µm, 0.22 NA fiber. The module will be wavelength-locked to 0.05 nm FWHM. To achieve long-term wavelength stability, integrated wavelength tunability will be included to provide the user a center wavelength adjustment of up to 0.3 nm, providing compatibility for closed-loop control of the wavelength.

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