Tunable Single Frequency Fiber Laser for Fiber Optic Sensor Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-08-M-0079
Agency Tracking Number: N081-046-1487
Amount: $69,805.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-046
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
ADVALUE PHOTONICS, INC.
4585 S. Palo Verde, Suite 405, Tucson, AZ, 85714
DUNS: 800757598
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shibin Jiang
 President
 (520) 790-5468
 sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
Business Contact
 Shibin Jiang
Title: President
Phone: (520) 790-5468
Email: sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this proposal, we propose to demonstrate and build a widely tunable, low phase noise, narrow linewidth, single frequency fiber laser by developing an innovative Er/Yb-co-doped polarization maintaining (PM) single mode fiber. Such a fiber laser is needed for advanced fiber optical towed array sonar systems. In Phase I, we will design and fabricate this new fiber, demonstrate fixed wavelength low phase noise narrow linewidth single frequency fiber laser with linewidth of less than 3KHz, demonstrate wavelength tuning range of greater than 20nm, and conduct an analysis on the reliability and maintainability benefit of this proposed technology over current fixed frequency low noise laser. Successful demonstration of such a fiber laser will enable many new commercial and military applications.

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