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LIQUID OPTICS FOR LASER HOLE DRILLING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
8793
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8793
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Laser Fare Ltd Inc
1 Industrial Dr So/lan-rex Ind Smithfield, RI 02917
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: LIQUID OPTICS FOR LASER HOLE DRILLING
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,400.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE A NEW LASER MACHINING TECHNIQUE USING NONLINEAR SELFFOCUSING MEDIA SUCH AS CARBON DISULFIDE AND NITROBENZENE. THE TECHNIQUE USES THE CATASTROPIC SELF-FOCUSING SOLUTIONS TO THE NONLINEAR WAVE EQUATION TO PRODUCE INTENSE NON-DIFFRACTING OPTICAL FILAMENTS IDEALLY SUITED FOR PRODUCING SMALL HOLES. THE "LIQUID OPTICS" OFFERS SEVERAL ADVANTAGES OVER CONVENTIONAL OPTICAL FOCUSING: 1) CONSIDERABLY SMALLER HOLES (10-50 MICRONS IN DIAMETER), 2) ELIMINATION OF CONICAL HOLES, 3) A SELF-ADJUSTING OPTICAL SYSTEMS THAT EFFECTIVELY PLACES A LENSE INSIDE THE EVOLVING HOLE, 4) CONFINEMENT OF DRILLING FRAGMENTS, AND 4) LOW COST. WE PROPOSE TO DEMONSTRATE THIS METHOD AT ND:YAG AND RUBY LASER WAVELENGTHS WITH A VARIETY OF METALS AND CERAMICS INCLUDING THE NEWLY DISCOVERED HIGH T(C) SUPERCONDUCTORS. IN ADDITION, A COMPLETE NUMERICAL MODEL INCLUDING NONLINEAR BEAM PROPAGATION AS WELL AS HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER FROM THE HOLE AREA WILL BE UNDERTAKEN ON A CYBER SUPERCOMPUTER AT THE JVNC AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY.

Principal Investigator:

Mark d mello
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Laser Fare Ltd Inc
1 Industrial Dr So/lan-rex Ind Smithfield, RI 02917

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