Photonic Crystal Development for High Power Lasers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,856.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-08-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-191-1035
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
A07-191
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
ACULIGHT CORP.
22121 20th Avenue SE, Bothell, WA, 98021
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
801518747
Principal Investigator:
Pratheepan Madasamy
Principal Investigator
(425) 482-1100
pmadasamy@aculight.com
Business Contact:
Dennis Lowenthal
VP of Research & Development
(425) 482-1100
dennis.lowenthal@aculight.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Phase I effort will show the feasibility of reaching 10+kW average power in Yb-doped, photonic waveguide amplifiers emitting near-diffraction-limited output beams. We will show that this innovative technology permits us to avoid nonlinearities and thermo-optical fracture, while producing near diffraction-limited output in the multi-kilowatt regime. By the conclusion of the Phase I effort, we will have addressed the major risks involved in power-scaling the technology to 10+kW.

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