Optical Engines Inc.

842 S. Sierra Madre Street Suite D
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
http://www.opticalenginesinc.com
6 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 11
Total Value of Awards $4.78MM
Active Awards 1 valued at $1MM
First Award Date 01/01/10
Most Recent Award Date 07/31/17

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Sipes Donald L Sipes Jr. 13 Message
Jiang Shibin Jiang 1 Message

11 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR Active

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 26a
Budget: 07/31/17 - 07/30/19

A very diverse set of applications from lasers for accelerator applications to defense, to industrial to scientific and biomedical applications need to achieve ultrafast laser beams that have both high energy per pulse and high average power. In current lasers systems only one or the other is achievable. Networks of coherently combined massively...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 26
Budget: 06/13/16 - 03/12/17

The DOE has expressed considerable interest in the potential use of a coherently combined array consisting of a very large number of ultrafast (sub picosecond) fiber lasers. In order for this approach to be successful, significant increases in per pulse energies and average power as well as significant reductions in cost and size must be realize...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA15-015
Budget: 04/25/16 - 11/24/16

Optonicus proposes the development of a novel Intelligent High Power Fiber Laser Tap Coupler (InTAP). The proposed InTAP fiber coupler can operate with different fiber types and provides accurate measurements of the output power, differential phase, polarization and residual pump power. The InTAP module is designed to operate at kilowatt (kW)- p...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA13-019
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15

This proposed phase 2 program builds on the foundations established in the phase 1 effort to demonstrate both a one dimensional close packed removable array for spectrally combined systems, and a two dimensional large collimated array for both diffractive optical element (DOE) coherently combined systems and also for multi aperture systems. Thi...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF131-011
Budget: 10/06/14 - 12/29/16

ABSTRACT: The semiconductor pumped fiber laser has generated considerable interest for High Energy Lasers (HELs) in a number of BMDS applications including long range sensing, communications and missile defense. The potential efficiency, compact size and low weight, reliability and ruggedness are attractive for these and other directed energy ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF131-011
Budget: 09/26/13 - 06/23/14

ABSTRACT: The Etched Air Taper Combiner as fist proposed by the US Air Force Academy has the advantages in that the input fiber bundle, the combining section, and the output to the gain fiber can be individually improved and optimized and then the components are spliced together to create the finished device. Pump efficiencies of over 96% and p...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N121-068
Budget: 06/07/12 - 12/07/12

Optical Engines has developed and demonstrated a high power pump combiner in the co-propagating direction with 94.5% pump efficiency and a 20dB PER with zero brightness drop. This combiner has been tested for extended periods (approx 1 Hr) with 1.5kW of pump power with no degradation. This was combining into PM PCF Yb doped gain fiber. Optical E...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF093-008
Budget: 04/22/11 - 07/19/13

ABSTRACT: During the phase 1 program, Optical Engines, Inc. has demonstrated the key components necessary to create an ultra compact multi kW Yb based PM PCF amplifier. These components include a 3 fiber coupled laser diode stack with an aggregate power output of over 1200 W at 976nm, an etched air taper all fiber combiner in a 6+1 to 1 configu...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 09-2-O1.06
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

Critical to the success of delivering on the promise of deep space optical communications is the creation of a stable and reliable high power multichannel optical uplink/beacon. Optical Engines proposes to deliver in phase 2 2 compact and low cost fiber amplifiers suited to the uplink application. This will be accomplished through the use of Opt...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF093-008
Budget: 02/24/10 - 02/24/11

The key contributor to size and weight of a multi kW fiber laser array is the final power amplifier. Utilizing Optical Engines multi fiber coupled laser diode stacks and large diameter fiber pump combining technology, an ultracompact multi kW fiber power amplifier having a size

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