NASA SBIR 2015 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 15-1 S1.01-8973
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Lidar Remote Sensing Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: Radiation-Hardened 1.55 Micron Fiber Laser for Coherent LIDAR

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
AdValue Photonics, Inc.
3440 East Britannia Drive, Suite 190
Tucson, AZ 85706 - 5285
(520) 790-5468

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Shibin Jiang
sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
3440 E Britannia Drive, Suite 190
Tucson, AZ 85706 - 5285
(520) 790-5468

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Shibin Jiang
sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
3440 E Britannia Drive, Suite 190
Tucson, AZ 85706 - 5285
(520) 790-5468

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 1
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Lidar Remote Sensing Technologies is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
In this proposal, we propose to demonstrate and build high pulse energy near 1.55 micron wavelength single frequency fiber laser by developing an innovative polarization maintaining Er-doped gain fiber with extremely large mode field diameter. Such a single frequency high energy and high peak power fiber laser is needed for coherent lidar and sensing. We will enhance the radiation resistance of the gain fiber in order to make it suitable for NASA's applications. In Phase I, we will design and fabricate Er-doped glasses, fiber preforms, and fibers. High pulse energy will be demonstrated. This proposed system will be all-fiber based, which offers excellent reliability. Successful demonstration of such a fiber laser can enable many new NASA and commercial applications.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This proposed 1.55 micron single frequency high energy and high peak power fiber amplifier can be used as innovative lidar component for measurements of the atmosphere and gas content of the Earth, Mars, the Moon, and other planetary bodies. Because it is all-fiber based, this single frequency amplifier is compact, efficient, and extremely reliable. The proposed gain fiber exhibits excellent radiation resistance, which is suitable for NASA's space applications.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This 1.55 micron single frequency high energy and high peak power fiber laser have a number of potential non-NASA commercial applications. This eye-safe laser source can be used to build wind lidar for ranging and gas monitoring applications, be used as the light source for optical sensing, fast scanning biomedical imaging, and scientific research.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Lasers (Ladar/Lidar)

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