Multi-Band Eyesafe NIR Laser for HEL Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,852.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0486
Award Id:
98647
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-137-0811
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-137
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7001 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37421
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
194646782
Principal Investigator:
RobertRice
Principal Investigator
(423) 894-4646
rrice@accurate-automation.com
Business Contact:
RogerBailey
CFO
(423) 894-4646
rogerdalebailey@netzero.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Accurate Automation Corporation (AAC) proposes to provide a source that can meet the requirements of this present solicitation using a technical approach based on recent breakthrough technology that has made it possible to design a scalable fiber optic laser that can operate in all of the low loss windows in the eyesafe NIR band. Based on a technique whereby the fiber core is doped by nanoparticles (NP) containing different rare earth ions, a single fiber can be made to behave as an independent amplifier at multiple signal wavelengths within these windows. Hence, a single wavelength band switchable and wavelength tunable source can meet the Phase I, II and III performance requirements. Moreover, the development of practical HEL sources in the NIR is converging on fiber optic lasers, so having a test source that can operate at all of the candidate eyesafe NIR fiber wavelengths is especially appropriate. High output power will be achieved by combining the output of several fiber amplifiers through a passive coherent combining technique.

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