Narrow Wavelength, Frequency Modulated Source at 1.5

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,993.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX10RA75P
Award Id:
95621
Agency Tracking Number:
094569
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1 Electronics Drive, Mercerville, NJ, 08619
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
602750358
Principal Investigator:
Laurence Watkins
Principal Investigator
(609) 584-9696
lwatkins@princetonoptronics.com
Business Contact:
Narayan Bhatta
Business Official
(609) 584-9696
nbhatta@princetonoptronics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
NASA needs narrow linewidth lasers in the 1.5 or 2 micron wavelength regime for Lidar applications. The laser should be tunable by several nm and frequency modulated by 5GHz. Princeton Optronics has developed ultra-stable narrow linewidth diode pumped solid state lasers and developed high power Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) devices for fiber laser pumps as well as VCSEL pumped CW fiber lasers. In this SBIR, we propose to develop a fiber amplifier with a narrow line width seed laser for narrow wavelength output and the seed laser would be tunable and frequency modulated to a speed of 5GHz. By the end of the SBIR program we plan to deliver 10W level CW power fiber amplifiers with 10kHz linewidth in a small package. The package with the device would be space qualified and commercialized after development.

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