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
Agency Tracking Number:
N/A
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
49 a
Solicitation Number:
DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
Advalue Photonics Inc
4585 S. Palo Verde Road, Suite 405, Tucson, AZ, 85714
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
800757598
Principal Investigator
 Shibin Jiang
 Dr.
 (520) 790-5468
 sjiang@advaluetech.com
Business Contact
 Shibin Jiang
Title: Dr.
Phone: (520) 790-5468
Email: sjiang@advaluetech.com
Research Institution
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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