Eyesafer Fiber Laser Technology for Shipboard Defense
Navy SBIR FY2008.2

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2008.2
Topic No.: N08-159
Topic Title: Eyesafer Fiber Laser Technology for Shipboard Defense
Proposal No.: N082-159-1099
Firm: nLight Photonics
5408 NE 88th Street, Bldg E
Vancouver, Washington 98665
Contact: Bill Willson
Phone: (301) 706-0315
Web Site: www.nlight.net
Abstract: Power scaling of Er (Yb Free) fiber lasers is discussed. A 50W CW fiber laser at 1600nm is constructed with electronic pulsing of the seed source, using a MOPA configuration. A kW 1600nm single-mode fiber laser will be designed. A beam combining method to reach 100kW will be designed, for use in directed energy shipboard defense applications.
Benefits: The phase I 50W laser may be pulsed for LIDAR/range-finding applications. The kW systems will provide eye-safer systems that may be used for industrial welding/cutting applications.