Improved Efficiency Fiber Laser Modules for Beam Combining

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-08-C-0049
Agency Tracking Number: B041-005-0119
Amount: $749,989.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-005
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
22121 20th Avenue SE, Bothell, WA, 98021
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shawn Redmond
 Principal Investigator
 (425) 482-1100
Business Contact
 Robert Afzal
Title: VP of Research & Developm
Phone: (425) 482-1100
Research Institution
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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