10 kW Polarization Maintaining Fiber Laser Power Amplifiers

Period of Performance: 08/15/2011 - 02/15/2012

$99.9K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Nlight Photonics
5408 NE 88th Street, Building E
Vancouver, WA 98665
Principal Investigator

Abstract

nLIGHT proposes the development of a 10 kW power amplifier with a predicted power conversion efficiency of approximately 45%. The 10 kW power amplifier will be based on nLIGHT's high power, high efficiency, narrow-linewidth fiber coupled lasers diode modules. We will utilize custom fused fiber combiners to combine the pump modules in an efficient manner, enabling the pumping of next-generation fiber laser systems.