A Unique Energy Transfer Up Conversion Laser Based on Rare Earth Doped Media

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0303
Agency Tracking Number: N101-009-1975
Amount: $79,757.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-009
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
2555 Route 130 South, Suite 1, Cranbury, NJ, 08512
DUNS: 170161595
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Igor Kudryashov
 Principal Scientist
 (609) 495-3003
 ikudryashov@princetonlightwave.com
Business Contact
 Mark Itzler
Title: Chief Technical Officer
Phone: (609) 495-2551
Email: mitzler@princetonlightwave.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Growing interest in high power and efficient lasers in the 20,300 cm-1 to 21,800 cm-1 region has emerged for numerous underwater applications due to the high transmission in this spectrum. Applications include underwater range finding, underwater surveillance from airborne platforms and ship to ship communications. We will leverage our experience with a rare earth element Erbium (Er) and exploit its many energy transitions that can be utilized for this application. Our unique pumping concept will lead to high efficiency and lower threshold energy lasers in the desired wavelengths of interest. The overall technology configuration is simple, comprising of a few integrated components with solid state pumping making it reliable and robust which is ideal for harsh environments such that maintenance in the field may often be difficult.

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