Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplifier at Eye-Safer Wavelengths

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,993.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00024-12-P-4070
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-059-0270
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-059
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division, 1845 West 205th Street, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
Oleg Korovyanko
Research Scientist
(310) 320-3088
ITProposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
To address the Navy need for a high-pulse-energy amplifier at eye-safe wavelengths, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an Eye-Safe Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplifier (ES-OPCPA). It is based on an Er-doped fiber oscillator used as a seed, periodically poled crystal, in the first stages, and a two-beam pump in the final stage. The innovation in combining several amplifying media and the optimal design of the amplifiers will enable ES-OPCPA to reach an amplifier output of>500 mJ, ~100 fs. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate the feasibility of the amplifier reaching that output by designing and building an ES-OPCPA prototype scaled down in repetition rate, and will prepare a Phase II development plan including performance goals and key technical milestones. In Phase II, POC plans to build and demonstrate a unit reaching 0.5 J pulse energy level at a higher repetition rate of 1 kHz.

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