Photonic Crystal Development for High Power Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-08-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number: A072-191-1035
Amount: $69,856.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-191
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
ACULIGHT CORP.
22121 20th Avenue SE, Bothell, WA, 98021
DUNS: 801518747
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Pratheepan Madasamy
 Principal Investigator
 (425) 482-1100
 pmadasamy@aculight.com
Business Contact
 Dennis Lowenthal
Title: VP of Research & Development
Phone: (425) 482-1100
Email: 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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