NASA SBIR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

 20-1- S1.01-6290
 Lidar Remote Sensing Technologies
 100s of kW Peak Power Fiber Amplifier for Next-Generation LiDAR Application
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
AdValue Photonics, Inc.
2700 East Bilby Road
AZ, AZ 85706
(520) 790-5468

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Dr. Jihong Geng 7905468
3440 E Britannia Drive, Suite 190 Tucson, AZ 85706 - 5285
(520) 790-5468

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Shibin Jiang
3440 East Britannia Drive, Suite 190 Tucson, AZ 85706 - 5285
(520) 790-5468
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 1
End: 3
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

Based on our proprietary award-winning fiber laser technology, AdValue Photonics proposes an enabling fiber amplifier technology for the proposed NASA’s next-generation topographic LiDAR mapping applications. This technology can easily be extended from the near-infrared spectral region to the visible green region via nonlinear frequency doubling, benefitting future hydrographic LiDAR mapping applications. In the Phase I program, we will focus on the feasibility investigation of a high-peak-power fiber amplifier that can potentially meet all the specification requirements of NASA’s interest. In the Phase II program, we will experimentally demonstrate this enabling technology by developing a compact deliverable prototype amplifier unit at the end of the Phase II program.    

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

The proposed high-peak-power high-energy narrow-linewidth, pulsed fiber laser/amplifier provides an enabling technology for NASA’s next-generation LiDAR systems for measurements of the atmosphere and gas contents of the Earth, Mars, the Moon, and other planetary bodies. Furthermore, our unique fiber laser technology enables an all-fiber monolithic system design, which is compact, efficient, and highly reliable, benefiting to NASA’s air-borne and space-borne applications. 

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

This fiber laser technology can be extended into other wavelength regions including eye-safe spectral region (1.55um and 2um), and visible spectral regions (0.5um and 0.78um) by nonlinear frequency conversion. Two frequency-doubled fiber laser systems at 776nm/780nm, based on our Er-doped fiber laser developed recently at AdValue Photonics can be used for Rb dating applications.

Duration: 6

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