Improved Efficiency Fiber Laser Modules for Beam Combining

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,989.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68936-08-C-0049
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-005-0119
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA04-005
Small Business Information
ACULIGHT CORP.
22121 20th Avenue SE, Bothell, WA, 98021
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Shawn Redmond
 Principal Investigator
 (425) 482-1100
 shawn.redmond@aculight.com
Business Contact
 Robert Afzal
Title: VP of Research & Developm
Phone: (425) 482-1100
Email: robert.afzal@aculight.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SBC of high-power fiber lasers uniquely links an efficient, versatile, and robust power scaling architecture to individual emitters with outstanding efficiency, diffraction-limited beam quality, and distributed thermal loading. Fiber SBC, thus provides an exceptionally promising pathway to scalable, high efficiency laser systems with high average power, superb power-to-mass ratios, and near perfect beam quality. Below, we describe the proposed technical program for the Phase II effort. The program focuses on improving the efficiency and performance of a >1 k-Watt fiber laser channel, demonstrating the destructive capabilities of such a laser, advancing the SBC module by increasing its overall efficiency and characterizing the ability of a SBC module to steer the beam without sacrificing efficiency and beam quality.

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