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: $746,515.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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
 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 DOE needs a single-polarization mode-locked high-power 2-micron fiber laser for an advanced laser electron accelerator. The 2-micron laser wavelength allows for larger accelerator dimensions and the acceleration of more charge, compared to the 0.8 micron Ti:Sapphire laser. The other advantage of a 2-micron wavelength is the possibility of using silicon as opposed to quartz as a material for the accelerator. This project will develop a highly efficient high-power 2-micron mode-locked fiber laser using innovative polarization-maintaining Tm-doped fibers, with an extremely large single-mode core diameter. Phase I designed and fabricated Tm­-doped glasses and fibers, characterized the spectroscopic properties of Tm ions, demonstrated a highly efficient near-2-micron fiber laser with a slope efficiency of 68%, and successfully demonstrated a mode-locked 2-micron fiber laser. In Phase II, the mode-locked 2 micron fiber lasers will be further optimized, and a prototype high-power mode-locked 2-micron fiber laser will be built. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: A high-power mode-locked 2-micron fiber laser should find a wide range of uses, including materials processing, remote sensing, and bio-medical applications.

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