Awards

$99.9K

Optical Frequency Comb-Based 10 GHz Microwave Oscillators

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB121-001
Budget: 06/11/12 - 03/30/13
PI: Rajesh Thapa

Low phase noise microwave oscillator based on the phase-coherent division of the optical signal are very compelling tool for many scientific applications such as high bandwidth precise timing distribution and synchronization, novel imaging techniques, precision metrology and spectroscopy, and radar system. This is because of the low absorption a...

$80K

Mid-Infrared Fiber Coupler for Multiband Infrared Countermeasure (IRCM) Lasers

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N112-089
Budget: 10/25/11 - 04/25/12
PI: Jie Zong

NP Photonics proposes to develop a tellurite fiber coupler system capable of combining multiple mid-infrared laser sources at different wavelengths for infrared countermeasure applications. Low loss mid-infrared fiber couplers with the desired wavelength dependence will be fabricated with NP Photonics proprietary tellurite fibers by tailoring t...

$495K

Optical Cooling of RF systems

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: Navy
Topic: N10A-T017
Budget: 09/16/11 - 03/16/13
PI: Dan Nguyen

This Phase II Proposal is for the development of an all-fiber based approach to optical cooling for RF systems: a high power, high efficiency Tm+3-doped fiber laser (Lambda from 1.9 microns to ~ 2 microns) is used to pump Tm+3-doped glass fibers, which provide the cooling action on the affixed heat source. One of the main advantages of this appr...

$100K

Deep ultraviolet laser for Raman spectroscopy

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: Army
Topic: A11A-T005
Budget: 08/24/11 - 04/25/12
PI: Wei Shi

NP Photonics proposes to develop an ultra-stable, compact, and highly reliable deep ultraviolet (UV) laser source for Raman spectroscopy. For this, we will draw on NP Photonics long experience with the commercialization of single-frequency fiber lasers and amplifiers. In cooperation with the University of Arizona, we offer two technical approac...

$80K

Modeling of pulse propagation in a four level atomic medium for gyroscopic measurements

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: Navy
Topic: N11A-T005
Budget: 08/15/11 - 03/15/12
PI: Dan Nguyen

We propose to develop numerical methodologies that can be used as alternatives to standard finite-difference time-domain algorithms, and that will offer substantial reductions in numerical complexity (notably CPU-time requirements) without the need to trade-off flexibility for overall robustness. In the initial phase, we propose a two-pronged ap...

$99.9K

Optical Cryocooling for Space-borne Sensors

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF10-BT02
Budget: 06/15/11 - 03/14/12
PI: Dan Nguyen

ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a light weight, compact, vibration-less and micro-scale cooler for space-mission conditions based on optical refrigeration using an all-fiber approach. Specifically, we will use a Tm+3-doped fiber laser to pump Tm+3-doped glass fibers, which provide the cooling action on the affixed heat source. The cooling fiber ...

$79.9K

Miniature Ultraviolet (UV) Laser Source below 280 nanometers (nm)

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N111-029
Budget: 05/07/11 - 11/07/11
PI: Wei Shi

NP Photonics proposes to develop a miniature UV pulsed laser source operating below 280 nm for NAVY s applications to counter hostile fire identification (HFI) and degraded visual environments (DVE) by providing superior LIDAR and 3D imaging. The UV laser source is based on a novel IR fiber laser based approach coupled to a harmonic frequency co...

$99.7K

High power S-band tunable all fiber based transmitter for satellite communications

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF103-076
Budget: 03/04/11 - 03/05/12
PI: Wenyan Tian

ABSTRACT: NP Photonics has developed high power single frequency narrow linewidth 1550nm and 1064nm fiber laser products for LIDAR, sensing, and telecommunications. The fiber laser incorporates proprietary fiber technology developed at NP Photonics. Current state-of-art technologies have been developed primarily for terrestrial applications and ...

$79.9K

All Fiber-based automatic pulse shaper for efficient energy scaling of ultrashort 2 micron fiber laser pulses

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N103-211
Budget: 01/11/11 - 07/11/11
PI: Wei Shi

NP Photonics proposes to develop an all fiber-based automatic pulse shaper with an adaptive control loop by integrating 2 micron MUX/DEMUX and phase modulator array based on commercial fiber-pigtailed components at 2 micron (phase modulator, circulator, and FBG). This project will be leveraged upon NP s mode-locked fiber lasers at 2 micron, prop...

$98.7K

50 mJ Monolithic 2 um Pulsed Fiber Laser Transmitter in 200 ns Regime with Transform-Limited Linewidth Based on Highly Tm-Doped Germanate Fibers

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-1-S1.01
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Wei Shi

For NASA's various types of coherent LIDAR applications, NP Photonics propose to develop a 50 mJ monolithic 2 micron pulsed fiber laser transmitter in 200 ns regime with transform-limited linewidth, leveraging on NP's proprietary germanate active fibers. NP's patented large core SM PM highly Tm-doped germanate glass fibers have high unit gain an...

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