High Efficiency Fiber Laser for Advanced Accelerator

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,611.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER85029
Award Id:
89681
Agency Tracking Number:
n/a
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4585 S. Palo Verde Road, Suite 405, Tucson, AZ, 85714
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
800757598
Principal Investigator:
Shibin Jiang
Dr.
(520) 790-5468
sjiang@advaluetech.com
Business Contact:
Shibin Jiang
Dr.
(520) 790-5468
sjiang@advaluetech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The Department of Energy has identified a need for a single-polarization, mode-locked, high-power, 2-micron fiber laser for an advanced laser electron accelerator. The 2-micron laser wavelength would allow for both larger accelerator dimensions and the acceleration of more charge, compared to the 0.8 micron Ti:Sapphire laser. Another advantage of the 2-micron wavelength is the possibility of using silicon instead of quartz as a material for the accelerator. This project will develop this 2-micron fiber laser using Tm-doped fibers with an extremely large, single-mode core diameter. Phase I will design and fabricate Tm-doped glasses and fibers, characterize the spectroscopic properties of Tm ions, demonstrate a highly-efficient near-2-micron fiber laser with a wide wavelength range, and build and demonstrate a prototype device. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new fiber laser should be applicable to the development of advanced laser electron accelerators. The fiber laser also should find use in materials processing, remote sensing, and bio-medical applications.

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