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Company Information:

Name: KIGRE, INC.
Address: 100 Marshland Road
Hilton Head, SC
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (843) 681-5800

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $458,827.00 7
SBIR Phase II $2,491,000.00 4
STTR Phase I $130,000.00 4
STTR Phase II $1,933,245.00 3

Award List:

Novel Glasses for Power Transmission in the Infra-red Spectrum

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John Myers
Award Amount: $63,542.00

Optical Fiber COupled Integrated High-Low Energy Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Scott J. Hamlin
Award Amount: $64,456.00

Optical Fiber COupled Integrated High-Low Energy Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Scott J. Hamlin
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is concerned with the development of an integrated laser system which can deliver both intense high energy laser pulses and low energy high peak power pulses from the same device. The purpose of such a device would be the use of high energy… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John D. Myers, CEO, Research Director
Award Amount: $61,215.00

New Broad Band Rare-Earth-Doped Glasses For Optical Fiber Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Principal Investigator: John D. Myers, CEO, Research Director
Award Amount: $65,000.00
RI Contact: Scott R. Goode
Abstract:
Kigre has an idea and evidence for a new family of broadband glasses that break all of Zachariasen's standard accepted rules for glass formation. This family of glasses is based upon the extensive use of multiple glass formers such as SiO2, B2O3, La2O3and P2O5. By employing multiple glass formers… More

New Rare-Earth-Doped Glass Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers for 1.54 um Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Principal Investigator: John D. Myers
Award Amount: $705,628.00
RI Contact: Nasser Peyghambarian
Abstract:
Kigre's Phase I fiber amplifier development effort demonstrated 10dB of internal gain at 1.54um from 2.2 cm long section of MM-2 erbium ytterbium phosphate fiber amplifier pumped at 980nm. 26dB of gain was also produced from a 8.8com long section of thissame fiber pumped at 1480nm. Mode field… More

New High-Power Rare-Earth-Doped Glass Fiber Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Myers, CEO, Research Director
Award Amount: $730,935.00
Abstract:
A breakthrough in fiber laser technology has been achieved which opens the door to a whole class of efficient ultra-high brightness laser sources. These diode pumped devices have the potential to replace or augment almost all existing industrial, medical,and military laser applications. Kigre's… More

New High-Power Rare-Earth-Doped Glass Fiber Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Myers, CEO, Research Director
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
A breakthrough in fiber laser technology has been achieved which opens the door to a whole class of efficient ultra-high brightness laser sources. These diode pumped devices have the potential to replace or augment almost all existing industrial, medical,and military laser applications. Kigre's… More

New Broad Band Rare-Earth-Doped Glasses For Optical Fiber Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Clemson
Principal Investigator: John Myers, CEO, Research Director
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: John Ballato
Abstract:
Kigre is developing new scalable high gain broad band rare earth doped laser oscillator/amplifier glass materials & diode pump architectures in support of high energy and high power laser applications. What's new, exciting and different about Kigre's laser glass materials and constructs is the… More

New Rare-Earth-Doped Glasses for Planar Waveguide Lasers & Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Principal Investigator: John Myers
Award Amount: $485,000.00
RI Contact: Nasser Peyghambarian
Abstract:
This STTR Phase II project continues the development of a new glass (designated MM-i) for ion-exchange glass waveguides and amplifiers used in l.55 um optical communication systems. There is excellent commercial potential for these glass materials and the waveguide lasers (lossless splitters) and… More

High Energy Laser Component Technology for Eye-Safer Fiber Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John D. Myers, CEO/Research Director
Award Amount: $69,885.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of a direct laser diode array side pumped large mode area high power eye-safer fiber laser. Traditional laser diode end pumped single mode fiber laser designs are limited in terms laser power pumping and extraction. Double clad large… More

High Energy Laser Component Technology for Eye-Safer Fiber Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John D. Myers, CEO, Research Director
Award Amount: $421,959.00
Abstract:
Traditional diode end pumped single mode fiber laser designs are limited in terms laser power pumping and energy extraction. Double clad large mode area fibers are easier to scale up and typically utilize fiber delivered diode pumping at various laser gain length intervals in order to overcome… More

Component and Subsystem Development for Compact, Efficient LADAR Ranging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John D. Myers, CEO, Physicist
Award Amount: $99,770.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility and performance of compact, efficient, radiation hardened laser technology for LADAR detection, ranging and range-gated imaging applications. Traditional laser designs exhibit modest wall plug efficiencies. They are limited in… More

High Power Optical Amplifier (HPOAs) for Free Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John D. Myers, CEO - Research Director
Award Amount: $99,959.00
Abstract:
Kigre proposes to develop and integrate unique radiation hardened, athermal, 1.5um laser gain materials and pumping architectures into high performance optical laser amplifier devices for SATCOM applications. The approach employs long life radiation tolerant pump diodes configured for direct side… More

High Power Optical Amplifier (HPOAs) for Free Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John D. Myers, COO, Research Director, P – (843) 681-5800
Award Amount: $738,106.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Kigre proposes to develop and integrate unique radiation hardened, athermal, 1.5um laser gain materials and pumping architectures into high performance optical laser amplifier devices for SATCOM applications. The approach employs long life radiation tolerant pump diodes configured for… More