NASA SBIR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- S1.01-6553
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Lidar Remote Sensing Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Thirty Millijoule Single Frequency 2 Micron Fiber Lasers for Coherent Wind Lidar
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)

Name:
Shibin Jiang
E-mail:
sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
Address:
3440 East Britannia Drive, Suite 190 Tucson, AZ 85706 - 5285
Phone:
(520) 790-5468

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

Name:
Shibin Jiang
E-mail:
sjiang@advaluephotonics.com
Address:
3440 East Britannia Drive, Suite 190 Tucson, AZ 85706 - 5285
Phone:
(520) 790-5468
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 1
End: 3
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

The NASA’s Doppler Aerosol WiNd (DAWN) lidar system needs a pulsed single frequency laser operating near 2 micron lase wavelength. We propose a new type of Tm-doped fiber for this application. The overall objective of this proposal is to demonstrate and build a single frequency near 2 micron fiber laser with pulse energy of greater than 30mJ. Tm-doped gain fiber with excellent radiation resistance against high energy radiation will be used. This proposed laser will be all-fiber PM laser with a beam quality of 1.2. In Phase II we will demonstrate and deliver a packaged 2 micron single frequency fiber laser with 30mJ pulse energy to NASA.

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

NASA needs single frequency high pulse energy 2 micron fiber laser for wind Lidar applications. Such a fiber laser is of great interest because of the potential possibility of combining high efficiency, high output power, and retina safety together. This technical approach can also be used for CO2 measurement by using Ho-doped fiber. 

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

There are a number of potential non-NASA commercial applications for 1.94 micron fiber laser. This eye-safe laser source can be used to build commercial lidar for ranging and surface topography applications, be used as the light source for fiber optical sensing, fast scanning biomedical imaging, and scientific research.

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