Nlight Photonics

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Vancouver, WA 98665
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SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 56
Total Value of Awards $18.3MM
First Award Date 12/01/03
Most Recent Award Date 09/25/13

56 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF131-011
Budget: 09/25/13 - 06/24/14

ABSTRACT: The efficient coherent beam combination of a master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system requires a reduction in non-linearities of the power amplifier sections. Fiber non-linearities, such as stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) and stimulated Raman scattering (SRS), provide an upper limit on the operating power of kW-class fiber...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N121-013
Budget: 09/19/13 - 09/18/14

Based on the promising results obtained under Navy Phase I SBIR funding, nLight proposes a Phase II continuation toward the development of fiber-coupled high power and high efficiency diode laser pumps around 975 nm that operate at high ambient temperatures. Under the Phase I SBIR base program, nLight designed, demonstrated, and delivered to Nav...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF131-150
Budget: 08/20/13 - 05/21/14

ABSTRACT: nLIGHT proposes the development of of an all-fiber, master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) configuration that will meet the Air Force requirements for a 10 mJ, 300 ns pulsed laser source. With the exception of the output power amplifier fiber, this device will be based on commercial off the shelf (COTS) components. This proposal i...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N131-083
Budget: 05/02/13 - 03/07/14

nLIGHT proposes the development of a multiple spectral band laser head that is based on a vertically stacked array of single emitter laser diodes. A key design aspect of this device is that the proposed laser head is largely based on a multi-emitter pump module that is currently under commercial development at nLIGHT. The commercial laser produc...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA12-015
Budget: 03/01/13 - 08/31/13

nLIGHT proposes a two dimensional Wavelength Stabilized Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (WS-VECSEL) as a pump source for Rb vapor alkali laser used in directed energy weapons. The integration of a narrow-band reflector (i.e. a volume holographic grating) into the external cavity portion of the resonator, the structure promises p...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-1-H9.01
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

nLight proposes the development of high efficiency, high average power 1550-nm laser transmitter system that is based on Er-doped fiber amplifier resonantly pumped by high efficiency 1532-nm fiber-coupled diode laser pumps. To meet the efficiency requirement for space communication, nLight proposes to improve overall laser transmitter efficienc...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB122-006
Budget: 11/19/12 - 08/09/13

nLight proposes a novel semiconductor laser device operating at ~976 nm with a spatially single mode laser that is separately addressable to generate a few hundred milliwatts of power and then subsequently amplified to > 10 watts with a separate electrical contact in a larger gain area while preserving the beam quality resulting in > 1000 MW/cm2...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N122-112
Budget: 11/02/12 - 04/28/13

Today s high energy Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers are often pumped by stacks of multiple edge-emitting diode laser bars since the vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) traditionally have been lower in efficiency. In this effort we are proposing a novel VCSEL design which overcomes the efficiency bottleneck in conventional VCSEL while preserv...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB122-005
Budget: 11/01/12 - 08/01/13

nLight proposes to suppress the key remaining output power extraction limiter COMD failure mechanism by passivating the cleaved facet of laser diodes with high bandgap semiconductor layers that is epitaxially grown in an atomically conformal manner at low temperature and in ultra-high vacuum.

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA10-008
Budget: 09/28/12 - 09/27/14

nLIGHT will develop a novel fused fiber combiner capable of accepting standard-sized active fibers. This over-sleeve combiner is designed to leave the active fiber undisturbed, allowing for counter propagation pumping of the laser amplifier, while efficiently coupling multiple kilowatts of power into the active fiber.

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