Powerful Source of Collimated Coherent Infrared Radiation with Pulse Duration Fewer than Ten Cycles

Period of Performance: 08/14/2014 - 02/17/2015


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

NP Photonics, Inc.
9030 South Rita Road Suite 120
Tucson, AZ 85747
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

University of Arizona
888 N Euclid Ave
Tucson, AZ 85721
Institution POC


Few-cycle mid-infrared lasers are highly demanded for a variety of practical applications. NP Photonics and University of Arizona propose to develop a wavelength tunable and power-scalable optical parametric laser system at 8-12 micron capable of producing collimated few-cycle pulses with pulse energy > 100 microJoule. In this phase I program, we will design the whole laser system and do a feasibility study for achieving high energy few-cycle pulses at 8-12 um by modeling and laser experiment. A fully function and compact few-cycle laser prototype will be demonstrated in phase II.