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MW Class Near Infrared Optics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70114
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-101-0060
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MetaStable Instruments, Inc.
5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive - Suite 236 St. Peters, MO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: MW Class Near Infrared Optics
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-04-C-4171
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 even in the presence of temperature gradients. Existing athermal materials do not have the high laser damage threshold and very low absorption of laser light required for future laser weapons. This project will demonstrate the creation of athermal windows and mirrors by combining existing near infrared high power laser component materials (such as fused silica) with other readily available materials (such as calcium fluoride or barium fluoride) that have negative dn/dT coefficients. The combiantion can be made athermal even though each component generally absorbs a different fraction of the laser beam and is heated to a different temperature.

Principal Investigator:

George Dube
Principal Investigator
6364479555
gdube@metastableinstruments.com

Business Contact:

Roland Juhala
Vice President
6364479555
rjuhala@metastableinstruments.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

METASTABLE INSTRUMENTS, INC.
5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive - Suite 236 St. Charles, MO 63304

EIN/Tax ID: 431685967
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No