Tunable Single Frequency Fiber Laser for Fiber Optic Sensor Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,805.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-08-M-0079
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-046-1487
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
800757598
Principal Investigator:
Shibin Jiang
President
(520) 790-5468
sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
Business Contact:
Shibin Jiang
President
(520) 790-5468
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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