Multi-Function Mid-wave/Long Wave Infrared Laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,971.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00024-13-P-4597
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-042-0520
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-042
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Bridger Photonics, Inc
2310 University Way, Bldg 4-4, Bozeman, MT, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
788293244
Principal Investigator:
Peter Roos
Laser Physicist, CEO
(406) 585-2774
roos@bridgerphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Sandra Reibel
Finance Manager
(406) 585-2774
sandy@bridgerphotonics.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
To address the Navy's needs for a multi-band, pulsed, high average power transmitter for IRCM applications, Bridger Photonics, Inc., in collaboration with NP Photonics proposes a novel solution for nonlinear frequency conversion of a unique 2.0 micron Thulium fiber laser that will achieve the Navy"s desired laser specifications in a single, compact, and efficient package. This system will capitalize on Bridger"s expertise in nonlinear conversion and the manufacture of MWIR lasers, along with a very attractive emerging nonlinear material to offer, 1) The highest conversion efficiency into the MWIR and LWIR, 2)Continuous, narrowband (<1cm-1), tunability throughout the entire MWIR and LWIR regions of interest, and 3) A flexible, robust, compact form factor nonlinear conversion subsassembly. In addition this system will capitalize on NP Photonics'expertise in the manufacture of fiber lasers and their existing proprietary design for a PRF selectable, high average power, high-peak-power, pulsed 2.0 micron Thulium fiber laser as a pump source for the nonlinear conversion subsystem to offer 1) The highest average power 500kHz Thulium fiber laser that exhibits single frequency, transform-limited, 2.0 ns pulses, 2)Selectable, rapid PRF switching, and 3) An efficient, compact, robust form factor pump subassembly.

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