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Optical Filter for Undersea Blue-Green Laser Communication

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77012
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-095-0799
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MEADOWLARK OPTICS
5964 Iris Parkway PO Box 1000 Frederick, CO 80530
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Optical Filter for Undersea Blue-Green Laser Communication
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00039-06-C-0035
Award Amount: $70,480.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to build and test two types of polarization interference filter stages to achieve the goal of a ninety-degree full cone angle, field of view. These filter stages will be of different designs that both have the potential to meet this goal. They will have a 45 millimeter diameter clear aperture and a transmission peak full width at half maximum of less that one nanometer at a wavelength of 532 nanometers. The designs and materials chosen for these filters can be scaled up to clear apertures of at least eighty millimeters diameter. The proposed filter stages will be the basic building block for a complete filter system to be built and tested in Phase II.BENEFITS: The technology developed here will form the basis for a laser communication detector system that can benefit free space laser communication systems during fog and precipitation as well as enabling submarine laser communications. The retarder components developed will enhance Meadowlark Optics' line of commercial retarder products, as well as improving the performance of our line of filter products.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Baur
Board Chairman
3034685969
tbaur@meadowlark.com

Business Contact:

Garry Gorsuch
Persident and CEO
3034685971
ggorsuch@meadowlark.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MEADOWLARK OPTICS
5964 Iris Parkway PO Box 1000 Frederick, CO 80530

EIN/Tax ID: 840668339
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No