Low-Cost Mid-Wavelength Infrared All-Fiber Source

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$98,426.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9201-10-C-0109
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-212-2100
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
800757598
Principal Investigator:
Jihong Geng
Chief Scientist, Lasers
(520) 790-5468
jgeng@advaluephotonics.com
Business Contact:
Shibin Jiang
President
(520) 790-5468
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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