High Efficiency Fiber Laser for Advanced Accelerator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85029
Agency Tracking Number: N/A
Amount: $99,611.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: 49 a
Solitcitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
Advalue Photonics Inc
4585 S. Palo Verde Road, Suite 405, Tucson, AZ, 85714
Duns: 800757598
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shibin Jiang
 (520) 790-5468
Business Contact
 Shibin Jiang
Title: Dr.
Phone: (520) 790-5468
Email: sjiang@advaluetech.com
Research Institution
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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