Improved Efficiency Fiber Laser Modules for Beam Combining

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,989.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68936-08-C-0049
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-005-0119
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA04-005
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
ACULIGHT CORP.
22121 20th Avenue SE, Bothell, WA, 98021
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Shawn Redmond
Principal Investigator
(425) 482-1100
shawn.redmond@aculight.com
Business Contact:
Robert Afzal
VP of Research & Developm
(425) 482-1100
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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