Low-Cost Mid-Wavelength Infrared All-Fiber Source

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9201-10-C-0109
Agency Tracking Number: F093-212-2100
Amount: $98,426.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-212
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
AdValue Photonics Inc
4585 S. Palo Verde, Suite 405, Tucson, AZ, 85714
DUNS: 800757598
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Jihong Geng
 Chief Scientist, Lasers
 (520) 790-5468
 jgeng@advaluephotonics.com
Business Contact
 Shibin Jiang
Title: President
Phone: (520) 790-5468
Email: sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
An all-fiber mid-infrared laser source offers many unique features that are key to next-generation infrared countermeasure systems. We propose a low-cost all-fiber mid-infrared light source operating in 2-5 micron wavelength range with ~1000watt average output power, based on our proprietary infrared glass/fiber technology. All-fiber monolithic design allows us to develop such a low-cost fiber laser source with high output power and high wall-plug efficiency in a compact robust platform for airborne infrared countermeasure application. BENEFIT: The proposed technology will offer a compact, reliable, power-scalable, mid-infrared fiber source in the spectral regions spanning from near-infrared to mid-infrared, and even up to far-infrared regions. The compact high-power supercontinuum source will be very useful for a lot of applications, such as next-generation infrared countermeasure, infrared optical coherent tomography, photonic component characterization, interferometer metrology, and molecular spectroscopy/chemical sensing.

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