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Company Information:

Company Name: MetaStable Instruments, Inc.
City: St. Peters
State: MO
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (636) 447-9555

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $707,948.00 9
SBIR Phase II $1,465,000.00 2
STTR Phase I $70,000.00 1

Award List:

Diode Pumped Nd:LuAlO3 Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr. George Dube , President
Award Amount: $49,936.00
Abstract:
The optical pumping of helium at 1083 nm is proving useful in applications involving magnetometry, polarized electron sources and neutron spin filters, but existing sources at 1083 nm are limited in efficiency, lifetime, reliability, compactness and power. The crystal laser material Nd:LuAlO3… More

A Polarized (Spin Aligned) High Density Helium Gas Target

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Edward Stephens
Award Amount: $73,112.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: George Dube, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $64,900.00

Compact Beam Director for High Power Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: George Dube, PI
Award Amount: $715,000.00
Abstract:
The precise and timely control of the direction of laser beams is crucial to a wide variety of industrial, commercial, scientific and military activities. Examples include, material processing, LIDAR, micro/nano fabrication, target tracking/aiming andoptical metrology. This project will develop… More

Develop Coatings that Repel Contamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: George Dube, Principal Invesitgator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"Attenuated total internal reflection couples light from the inside of a transparent optical material into an absorbing contaminant contacting the polished surface of that material. If that contaminant is strongly absorbing and the angle of incidence isoptimized, more than 80% of the light is… More

Improve/develop metrology for VLA (very low absorption) Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: George Dube, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Minimizing the optical absorption of thin films is crucial to producing low loss, high laser damage threshold coatings for mirrors, windows and other optical components. Determining absorption by measuring the loss of power in a reflected or transmittedlight beam is not practical because the… More

Improve/develop metrology for VLA (very low absorption) Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: George Dube, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The development of fast, reliable, accurate and non-destructive absorption measurements is critical to the development of very low absorption/high laser damage threshold optical thin films for HEL and other high value applications. The objective of this research project is to continue development… More

MW Class Near Infrared Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George Dube, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Aiming laser weapons accurately is a difficult task that is made even more difficult if the laser windows and other components steer or distort the beam during thermal transients caused by the laser beam or other sources. Athermal components maintain the direction and wavefront quality of beams… More

Reduced Print Thru in HEL Deformable Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: George Dube, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This project will investigate a passive solution to the deformable mirror print through problem. No additional sensor or control subsystems will be required. The high reflector surface will be positioned on the backside of the thin deformable transparent glass sheet. First order theory (uniform… More

Wavelength Agile, High Energy, High Repetition Rate Blue Laser for Oceanographic LIDAR Purposes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Southern Illinois University-Edward
Principal Investigator: George Dube, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Steve Hansen
Abstract:
Terbium and Europium doped glasses will be investigated for tunable lasing from 450 nm to 490 nm. They will be pumped by Q-switched frequency tripled 355 nm Nd laser pulses. The Tb materials will also be evaluated for 375 nm laser diode pumping.

Novel Laser Gain Media

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George Dube, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The 1D2 to 3F4 (blue) emission in a thulium doped lutetium aluminum garnet (Tm:LuAG) has been reported to be approximately three times broader (~30 nm) than this transition in other hosts. This project will investigate this unusually broad emission and assess the potential of this material for a… More

Laser Cleaning of Optics and Coatings for High Energy Laser Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: George Dube, Principal Investigator – (636) 447-9555
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Attenuated total internal reflection laser cleaning will be investigated as a solution to DPAL window contaminantion.