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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-14-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: N132-106-0552
Amount: $79,974.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N132-106
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
Q Peak, Inc.
135 South Road, Bedford, MA, -
DUNS: 061931676
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bhabana Pati
 Principal Research Scient
 (781) 275-9535
 pati@qpeak.com
Business Contact
 David Green
Title: President
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Email: 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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