1.26 Single Frequency Fiber Laser

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CB39C
Agency Tracking Number: 084709
Amount: $599,506.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: S1.01
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
NP Photonics, Inc.
9030 S. Rita Road, Tucson, AZ, 85747-9102
Duns: 014750785
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Arturo Chavez-Pirson
 Principal Investigator
 (520) 799-7424
Business Contact
 James Fountain
Title: Business Official
Phone: (520) 520-7424
Email: fountain@npphotonics.com
Research Institution
This proposal is for the development of an innovative compact, high power, and extremely reliable 1.26 micron Ho-doped single frequency fiber laser. The proposed single frequency seeder fiber laser consists of Raman pump laser and single frequency 1.26-micron fiber laser, which will be constructed by using Ho3+-doped fluoride glass fiber. A Raman fiber laser is used as a resonant pump laser source for Ho3+-doped fiber laser. High gain per unit length at 1.26 micron can be achieved in Ho-doped fluoride glass fiber due to the strong pump absorption and strong emission at 1.2 micron transition. 5 W single frequency 1.26-micron MOPA system with high-speed frequency modulation capability will be developed. It consists of a 1.26 micron single frequency seeder fiber laser and a 2-stage fiber amplifier. This type of fiber based seed laser is needed for remote sensing of O and O -N for measuring atmospheric pressure. The single frequency 1.26-micron fiber laser with high-speed frequency modulation capability and electronic control can be used to build coherent laser radar to perform instantaneous measurement. It offers much higher resolution compared to currently existing Raman fiber laser.

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