High-Power, 3-Micron, Fiber-Based Laser System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,974.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-14-C-0013
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-106-0552
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-106
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
135 South Road, Bedford, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
061931676
Principal Investigator:
Bhabana Pati
Principal Research Scient
(781) 275-9535
pati@qpeak.com
Business Contact:
David Green
President
(978) 689-0003
green@qpeak.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Navy has identified tactical applications for 3000-nm-wavelength-region lasers, which feature very high efficiency in coupling laser energy to water. This is the result of the most intense infrared absorption band for liquid water, which has a broad peak centered at 2900 nm, with an absorption coefficient of 10000 /cm. Development of lasers in the region has, in the past, been driven primarily by medical applications that rely on the absorption by tissue for the 2800-2900-nm wavelength range, a result of the high water content of most tissues. The Navy requires average powers exceeding 100 W and high beam quality, and this proposal addresses how this may be accomplished. The work we propose centers on the development of fiber lasers, doped with Er ions.

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