Kigre, Inc.

100 Marshland Road
Hilton Head, SC 29926
http://www.kigre.com
50 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 16
Total Value of Awards $5.42MM
First Award Date 01/01/95
Most Recent Award Date 12/22/11

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Myers Mr. John D. Myers 14 Message
Myers Michael J. Myers 6 Message
Hamlin Mr. Scott J. Hamlin 4 Message

16 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF093-045
Budget: 12/22/11 - 12/22/13

ABSTRACT: Kigre proposes to develop and integrate unique radiation hardened, athermal, 1.5um laser gain materials and pumping architectures into high performance optical laser amplifier devices for SATCOM applications. The approach employs long life radiation tolerant pump diodes configured for direct side pumping of large mode area laser glass...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF093-089
Budget: 03/04/10 - 03/04/11

The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility and performance of compact, efficient, radiation hardened laser technology for LADAR detection, ranging and range-gated imaging applications. Traditional laser designs exhibit modest wall plug efficiencies. They are limited in scalability, tough to miniaturize and often intoleran...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF093-045
Budget: 03/04/10 - 12/03/10

Kigre proposes to develop and integrate unique radiation hardened, athermal, 1.5um laser gain materials and pumping architectures into high performance optical laser amplifier devices for SATCOM applications. The approach employs long life radiation tolerant pump diodes configured for direct side pumping of large mode area laser glass gain elem...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A08-137
Budget: 08/13/09 - 08/13/11

Traditional diode end pumped single mode fiber laser designs are limited in terms laser power pumping and energy extraction. Double clad large mode area fibers are easier to scale up and typically utilize fiber delivered diode pumping at various laser gain length intervals in order to overcome fiber aperture power density limitations. Even wit...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A08-137
Budget: 12/01/08 - 06/01/09

The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of a direct laser diode array side pumped large mode area high power eye-safer fiber laser. Traditional laser diode end pumped single mode fiber laser designs are limited in terms laser power pumping and extraction. Double clad large mode area fibers are scaleable to high output ...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Clemson University

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: BMDO01T001
Budget: 04/12/04 - 08/09/06

Kigre is developing new scalable high gain broad band rare earth doped laser oscillator/amplifier glass materials & diode pump architectures in support of high energy and high power laser applications. What's new, exciting and different about Kigre's laser glass materials and constructs is the ability to efficiently store and extract 1000-10,000...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of South Carolina

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: BMDO01T001
Budget: 07/25/01 - 01/25/02

Kigre has an idea and evidence for a new family of broadband glasses that break all of Zachariasen's standard accepted rules for glass formation. This family of glasses is based upon the extensive use of multiple glass formers such as SiO2, B2O3, La2O3 and P2O5. By employing multiple glass formers in a laser glass, Kigre is able to expand the ...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Arizona

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: BMDO99T002
Budget: 07/07/01 - 07/07/03

Kigre's Phase I fiber amplifier development effort demonstrated 10dB of internal gain at 1.54um from 2.2 cm long section of MM-2 erbium ytterbium phosphate fiber amplifier pumped at 980nm. 26dB of gain was also produced from a 8.8com long section of this same fiber pumped at 1480nm. Mode field image testing of a fiber show this MM-2 fiber to b...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF00-024
Budget: 03/16/01 - 05/28/03

A breakthrough in fiber laser technology has been achieved which opens the door to a whole class of efficient ultra-high brightness laser sources. These diode pumped devices have the potential to replace or augment almost all existing industrial, medical, and military laser applications. Kigre's new QX phosphate laser materials exhibit high st...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF00-024
Budget: 04/03/00 - 04/11/01

A breakthrough in fiber laser technology has been achieved which opens the door to a whole new class of efficient ultra-high brightness laser sources. These diode pumped devices have the potential to replace or augment almost all existing industrial, medical, and military laser applications. Kigre's new QX phosphate laser materials exhibit hig...

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