Innovative Eye-Safe Wavelength High Power Fiber Laser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,753.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-10-C-0050
Agency Tracking Number:
A101-028-0623
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-028
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
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:
Shibin Jiang
President
(520) 790-5468
sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
Business Contact:
Shibin Jiang
President
(520) 790-5468
joseph@utopiacompression.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
High power fiber lasers have made significant progress in the last several years. Ten kW of diffraction-limited output power at 1 micron from one single mode fiber has been demonstrated. Department of Defense (DoD) needs 100s of kW for missile defense as well as for protection against rockets, artillery, and mortars (RAM). There is serious concern about current 1 micron fiber laser system potentially causing collateral eye damage due to scatter off of target surfaces. AdValue Photonics proposes to develop an innovative eye-safe single mode fiber laser with output power greater than 5kW using our proprietary glass fibers, and scale up the total power to 100s-kW with good beam quality using an innovative beam combining technique. In Phase I we shall design and fabricate double cladding fiber, demonstrate cladding pumped fiber laser with slope efficiency greater than 80%, demonstrate output power of 100W, and design the proposed 100kW fiber laser system.

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