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FLUORIDE GLASS FIBER FOR INFRARED LASER POWER DELIVERY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7326
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7326
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infrared Fiber Systems, Inc.
Infrared Fiber Systems, Inc. 2301-A Broadbirch Dr Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: FLUORIDE GLASS FIBER FOR INFRARED LASER POWER DELIVERY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $404,507.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT IS INTENDED TO RESULT IN AN INFRARED FIBER LASER CATHETER FOR USE IN LASER ANGIOPLASTY, OPHTHALMIC SURGERY, NEUROSURGERY, AND ENDOSCOPIC MICROSURGERY WHERE PRECISION OF TISSUE REMOVAL IS A NECESSITY. THE FIBER WILL BE MADE FROM ZIRCONIUM FLUORIDE GLASS, WHICH HAS VERY LOW LOSS AT 2.9 MICRONS, THE WAVELENGTH OF MAXIMUM TISSUE ABSORPTION. IMPROVEMENTS WILL BE MADE IN THE FIBER STRENGTH, CHEMICAL DURABILITY, AND LASER DAMAGE THRESHOLD. THIS WILL BE DONE BY DEVELOPING IMPROVED GLASS-PROCESSING TECHNIQUES BASED ON INFRARED FIBER SYSTEMS, INC.'S EXPERIENCE IN WORKING WITH HEAVY METAL FLUORIDE GLASS AND DEVELOPING WATERPROOF COATINGS TO PROVIDE CHEMICAL DURABILITY. THE RESULTING FIBER WILL BE USABLE WITH A PULSED ER:YAG LASER.

Principal Investigator:

Danh Tran
3016229546

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Infrared Fiber Systems Inc.
2301-a Broadbirch Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No