Mid-Infrared Fiber Coupler for Multiband Infrared Countermeasure (IRCM) Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0083
Agency Tracking Number: N112-089-0886
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-089
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
NP Photonics, Inc.
UA Science and Technology Park, 9030 S. Rita Road, Suite #120, Tucson, AZ, -
DUNS: 014750785
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jie Zong
 Principal Engineer of Tec
 (520) 799-7470
 jzong@npphotonics.com
Business Contact
 James Fountain
Title: Director, Contract Admini
Phone: (520) 799-7424
Email: fountain@npphotonics.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
NP Photonics proposes to develop a tellurite fiber coupler system capable of combining multiple mid-infrared laser sources at different wavelengths for infrared countermeasure applications. Low loss mid-infrared fiber couplers with the desired wavelength dependence will be fabricated with NP Photonics"proprietary tellurite fibers by tailoring the geometry of the coupling zone. Wavelength combining of multiple laser sources can be achieved by choosing the proper input wavelengths and using tree schemes. Wavelength combining of 2, 4, 6, and 8 lasers sources will be proposed and demonstrated by using 1, 3, 5, and 7 fiber couplers, respectively. The fabrication techniques developed for tellurite fiber couplers may also be used for other mid-infrared fibers such as fluoride fibers and chalcogenide fibers.

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