A Novel Low-Noise Single-Frequency Fiber Laser for RF Photonics
Navy SBIR FY2014.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2014.1
Topic No.: N141-005
Topic Title: A Novel Low-Noise Single-Frequency Fiber Laser for RF Photonics
Proposal No.: N141-005-0968
Firm: AdValue Photonics Inc
3708 E. Columbia Street, Suite 100
Tucson, Arizona 85714
Contact: Jihong Geng
Phone: (520) 790-5468
Web Site: www.advaluephotonics.com
Abstract: AdValue Photonics propose a novel single-frequency fiber laser that will be able to deliver high-power, narrow-linewidth, shot-noise-limited laser beam at 1550nm for high-end RF photonics applications. It is based on AdValue Photonics' unique high gain fiber technology. By the end of Phase I, we will demonstrate the feasibility of the concept, i.e., the capability of delivering a fiber laser with 100mW output power, 1kHz linewidth, and shot-noise-limited laser beam at 1550nm.
Benefits: Single-frequency lasers in the C-band have been widely used on the existing market for telecom and fiber optic sensing applications. However, compact high-power low-noise lasers (particularly shot-noise-limit in the GHz range) are still missing for RF photonics applications, which is a rapidly-growing emerging market. Our proposed technology will make it possible to commercialize the first kind of such a laser at low-cost for the emerging market. The laser can also be very useful for high-end fiber optic sensing application.