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Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration | Branch: | Program: STTR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 124.99K | Year: 2015

Laser transmitters operating at a pulse repetition rate of 20 Hz to 50 Hz and with pulse energy from 30 - 50 mJ have been considered to be an enabling technology for CO2 measurement and optical communications. PolarOnyx proposes a novel approach targeting to make reliable high energy ultra large core fiber amplifier at 1.57 micron and employing our proprietary technologies in specialty fibers, spectral shaping and pulse shaping techniques. At the end of Phase 1, and simulation study will be carried out and feasibility experiment will be demonstrated in laying out the pathway towards over 30 mJ high energy. A prototype will be demonstrated at the end of Phase II.


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Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Air Force | Program: STTR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 749.91K | Year: 2015

We propose a new fiber WDM fabrication method for single mode high power fiber laser. Our new approach will enable kW operation for both single mode fiber WDM and PCF WDM. In Phase I, a proof of concept experiment has been demonstrated. In phase II, we will target at delivery of a reliable prototypes for both step index fiber WDM and PCF WDM.


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Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Army | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 499.98K | Year: 2015

We propose a new high throughput super-black surface process that is fabricated with high pulse repetition rate high energy fs fiber laser combining with beam shaping technique. Our new approach will enable over 99% light absorption from UV to far infrared for large scale surfaces and volume manufacturing. At the end of Phase I, a large scale experiment will be demonstrated and a prototype will be delivered to show a working operation. In phase II, we will develop the process into a volume manufacturing capable of any types of shapes and materials (metals, ceramics and glasses).


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Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Navy | Program: STTR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 79.97K | Year: 2016

This Navy STTR Phase I proposal presents an unprecedented NDI tool to quantify mechanical properties of metal parts made with laser additive manufacturing with material characteristics and process parameters. A fiber laser SAW and heterodyne detection is used with LIBS to study both in-process and post-process for both flat and shaped parts. It is the enabling technology for characterize the AM parts in terms of temperature, cooling rate, grain structure, and defects. A proof of concept demonstration will be carried out at the end of Phase 1.Prototypes will be demonstrated in AM system at the end of Phase II.


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Agency: Department of Energy | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 149.99K | Year: 2016

Additive manufacturing (AM), esp. laser AM, becomes a powerful tool to replace conventional methods such as thermo-mechanical processing, physical vapor deposition (PVD), Plasma spraying, etc., due to its cost effectiveness and capability of making complex structure and composition. However, direct metal melting of high temperature multi- component (hybrid) materials is still a challenging field, mainly due to limited understanding of composition control, laser melting control, and melted structure formation and phase transition. An ultra-short pulsed (USP) fiber laser AM technique will be developed to control melting temperature and feeding powders with precision. Its melting temperature can be controlled with pulse repetition rate and energy. Its feeding rate can be controlled by mixed powder assisted by fs laser ablation. An ultra-short pulsed (USP) fiber laser 3D printing technique will be developed for high temperature hybrid materials with sufficient thermal fatigue resistance and mechanical strength. It will enable a new and cost effective process for 3D printing of fuel cells. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: In addition to the metal 3D AM applications, material processing is another major commercial application for this project. This includes (1) Photonic device fabrications, such as waveguide, coupler, WDM, modulator, and switching; (2) all types of metal processing such as welding, cutting, annealing, and drilling; (3) semiconductor and microelectronics manufacturing such as lithography, inspection, control, defect analysis and repair, and via drilling; (4) marking of all materials including plastic, metals, and silicon; (5) other materials processing such as rapid prototyping, desk top manufacturing, micromachining, photofinishing, embossed holograms, and grating manufacturing.


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Agency: Department of Energy | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 999.98K | Year: 2016

High energy and high power infrared laser is a critical component for next generation attosecond sciences. However, current technologies are limited to energy, efficiency, size and price. Breakthrough technologies are needed. Statement of how this problem or situation is being addressed. By using zero- dispersion fiber amplifier technique to coherently broaden the spectrum, PolarOnyx is to develop a 10 fs 10 mJ Infrared fiber laser system without combining multiple lasers (Sirius laser system). Commercial Applications and Other Benefits. In addition to the attosecond science applications, material processing is a major commercial application for this project. This includes (1) Photonic device fabrications, such as waveguide, coupler, WDM, modulator, and switching; (2) all types of metal processing such as welding, cutting, annealing, and drilling; (3) semiconductor and microelectronics manufacturing such as lithography, inspection, control, defect analysis and repair, and via drilling; (4) marking of all materials including plastic, metals, and silicon; (5) other materials processing such as rapid prototyping, desk top manufacturing, micromachining, photofinishing, embossed holograms, and grating manufacturing.


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Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 749.88K | Year: 2015

High efficiency pulsed lasers have been considered to be an enabling technology to build high power transmitters for future deep space high rate space communications. However, to achieve a high peak power at a high repetition rate and with a short pulse width and >25% wall plug efficiency still remains an issue unsolved. PolarOnyx proposes a novel approach targeting to make 20W high power fiber laser at 1550 nm and resolve the issues of efficiency. A tabletop feasibility demonstration has been carried out at the end of Phase I. A prototype will be delivered at the end of Phase II.


Grant
Agency: Department of Energy | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 149.98K | Year: 2015

Statement of the problem or situation that is being addressed: High energy and high power infrared laser is a critical component for next generation attosecond sciences. However, current technologies are limited to energy, efficiency, size and price. Breakthrough technologies are needed. Statement of how this problem or situation is being addressed. By using zerodispersion fiber amplifier technique to coherently broaden the spectrum, PolarOnyx is to develop a 10 fs 10 mJ Infrared fiber laser system without combining multiple lasers (Sirius laser system). Commercial Applications and Other Benefits. In addition to the attosecond science applications, material processing is a major commercial application for this project. This includes (1) Photonic device fabrications, such as waveguide, coupler, WDM, modulator, and switching; (2) all types of metal processing such as welding, cutting, annealing, and drilling; (3) semiconductor and microelectronics manufacturing such as lithography, inspection, control, defect analysis and repair, and via drilling; (4) marking of all materials including plastic, metals, and silicon; (5) other materials processing such as rapid prototyping, desk top manufacturing, micromachining, photofinishing, embossed holograms, and grating manufacturing. Key Words. Ultrafast fiber laser; spectral broadening; Attosecond; X-ray; material processing; zero dispersion; high power/energy fiber laser. Summary for Members of Congress. A high energy 10fs fiber laser system will be developed for next generation attosecond science. This will enable a compact and robust probe laser and coherent X-ray source for future time resolve attosecond spectroscopy and high field physics researches.


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Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Defense Health Program | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 149.76K | Year: 2016

Based on our success in developing the world first commercial high energy femtosecond fiber laser system and our leading proprietary technology development in ultrashort pulsed fiber laser material processing, PolarOnyx proposes, for the first time, a compact high energy fiber laser based smart wound healing tool to meet with the requirement of this DHP solicitation. It includes a high energy fs fiber laser and a sensing system for real time identification and ablation of tissues at desired locations. A proof of concept experiment for protocols and algorithms will be demonstrated in Phase I time frame. A prototype will be built and tested in clinical during Phase II.


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Agency: Department of Energy | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 999.54K | Year: 2014

High energy and high power mid infrared laser is a critical component for next generation X-ray sources. However, current technologies are limited to efficiency, size and price. Breakthrough technologies are needed. PolarOnyx is to develop a 10 mJ 3 micron ultrafast fiber laser system (Sirius laser system). PolarOnyx has demonstrated modelocked seed fiber laser at 3 micron, 201 micro-J energy extraction, and 1.32 W broadband amplification using Er:ZBLAN fiber. PolarOnyx is planning to scale the energy level to over 10 mJ and 100 fs. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: In addition to the X-ray applications, material processing is a major commercial application for this project. This includes (1) Photonic device fabrications, such as waveguide, coupler, WDM, modulator, and switching; (2) all types of metal processing such as welding, cutting, annealing, and drilling; (3) semiconductor and microelectronics manufacturing such as lithography, inspection, control, defect analysis and repair, and via drilling; (4) marking of all materials including plastic, metals, and silicon; (5) other materials processing such as rapid prototyping, desk top manufacturing, micromachining, photofinishing, embossed holograms, and grating manufacturing.

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