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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:
2009 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Optical Filter for Undersea Blue-Green Laser Communication
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00039-09-C-0015
Award Amount: $599,578.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to build a seven-filter array of wavelength selectable wide field Lyot filters. Each filter will have a hexagonal aperture of 100 mm in the largest dimension and the total clear aperture of the array will exceed 390 cm^2. All filters will have a passband full width at half maximum of approximately 0.3 nm at a wavelength of 532 nm and a free spectral range between adjacent passbands greater than 10 nm. We will provide six of these filters under the base contract and the seventh under the option. The seventh filter will have as an added function 3 selectable passband widths of 0.15nm, 0.3 nm and 0.6 nm. Liquid crystal elements accomplish all wavelength selection and passband width selection functions non-mechanically. We will also investigate the use of a high index birefringent crystal under the option to expand the angular field of view in future filters.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Baur
Chairman of the Board
3038334333
tbaur@meadowlark.com

Business Contact:

Garry Gorsuch
Chairman of the Board
3038334333
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