Military fiber laser specialist Nufern wins military contracts for 46 weapons-grade fiber laser amplifiers

EAST GRANBY, Conn., 16 April 2012. Military fiber laser specialist Nufern in East Granby, Conn., has received several contracts on competitively-bid programs to build 46 compact fiber laser amplifiers with power stronger than one kilowatt for several government weapons-grade laser projects, Nufern officials say.

To produce a weapons-grade system, laser output power must be increased without introducing additional optical phase noise and modal instability. Tens of subapertures, each driven with a multi-kilowatt coherently combinable fiber laser amplifier, eventually could enable 100-kilowatt-class laser systems for precision strikes against ground and air targets

This technology will enable the practical use of high-power lasers on a broad spectrum of military platforms without degradation of their original missions. Coherently combinable single-mode fiber-based systems can provide overall laser efficiencies greater than 35 percent, while maintaining near-diffraction-limited beam quality, Nufern officials say.

The Nufern laser amplifiers, to be delivered later this year, are for development and testing of coherent optical phased array and spectrally combined array technologies that enable scalable laser weapons that are 10 times lighter and more compact than existing high-power chemical laser systems, company officials say.

Nufern optical fibers, optical fiber gyroscope coils, fiber lasers and amplifiers. For more information contact Nufern online at www.nufern.com.

Follow Military & Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Intelligence news updates on Twitter

Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.


Military & Aerospace Photos

Most Popular Articles

Wire News provided by   

social activity

Webcasts

Meeting the Gen3 backplane challenge with OpenVPX and COTS

Tight Pentagon budgets mean military systems must stay in the field for longer than ever before. This doesn't mean obsolete technology, however. Today's military electronics are being upgraded constantly, an...
Sponsored by:

Digital signal processing for signals intelligence and electronic warfare

Military & Aerospace Electronics presents an expert Webcast on the design considerations for blending general-purposes processors (GPUs), general-purpose graphics processors (GPGPUs), field-programmable ...
Sponsored by:

Advantages of Intel Architecture Products and Wind River Solutions in Military & Aerospace Applications

This webinar explains the individual advantages of the Intel Architecture hardware, available for long-life supply, and the WRS software portfolio.  There are extraordinary advantages of combining such ...
Sponsored by:

All Access Sponsors

View the 2014 Buyer's Guide Now!


Mil & Aero Magazine

September 2014
Volume 25, Issue 9
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE