3 Micron High Energy Ultrafast Fiber Laser for X-Ray Science

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0009674
Agency Tracking Number: 211390
Amount: $999,538.18
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 03b
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0001019
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-04-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-04-07
Small Business Information
2526 Qume Drive, Suites 17 & 18, San Jose, CA, 95131-1870
DUNS: 02-054040
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lihmei Yang
 (408) 573-0931
Business Contact
 Shuang Bai
Title: Dr.
Phone: (408) 573-0930
Email: sbai@polaronyx.com
Research Institution
High energy and high power mid infrared laser is a critical component for next generation X-ray sources. However, current technologies are limited to efficiency, size and price. Breakthrough technologies are needed. PolarOnyx is to develop a 10 mJ 3 micron ultrafast fiber laser system (Sirius laser system). PolarOnyx has demonstrated modelocked seed fiber laser at 3 micron, 201 micro-J energy extraction, and 1.32 W broadband amplification using Er:ZBLAN fiber. PolarOnyx is planning to scale the energy level to over 10 mJ and 100 fs. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: In addition to the X-ray applications, material processing is a major commercial application for this project. This includes (1) Photonic device fabrications, such as waveguide, coupler, WDM, modulator, and switching; (2) all types of metal processing such as welding, cutting, annealing, and drilling; (3) semiconductor and microelectronics manufacturing such as lithography, inspection, control, defect analysis and repair, and via drilling; (4) marking of all materials including plastic, metals, and silicon; (5) other materials processing such as rapid prototyping, desk top manufacturing, micromachining, photofinishing, embossed holograms, and grating manufacturing.

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