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Laser Micromachining of Optical Structures and Surfaces

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69781
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B045-016-0205
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc.
2941 College Dr. Kettering, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Laser Micromachining of Optical Structures and Surfaces
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-04-P-0147
Award Amount: $99,743.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced laser micromachining technology will prove to be a vital fabrication tool for high precision devices having functional features on the mesoscopic and microscopic scale. The proposed program will establish the fundamentals of advanced 3-D high precision laser micromachining of SiC and Si3N4 devices. The approach utilizes next generation high pulse repetition rate solid-state laser systems having pulse durations in the nanosecond, picosecond, and femtoseconds regimens. The laser-material interaction is an extremely dynamical process and changes imposed on the material may include morphological defects, oxidation, chemical decomposition, nano/micro cracking, and compressive or tensile stresses. The dependence of these effects on the laser processing parameters will be quantified using various high-resolution micro non-destructive evaluation (micro-NDE) techniques employing advanced sensor technology (AST). Micro-NDE will be utilized to define the optimal processing window for laser micromachining SiC and Si3N4. AST techniques such as laser-ultrasonics and thermal wave imaging will be used as a process monitoring and a quality assurance technique. Additionally, AST process monitoring will be evaluated as a possible process control technology.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth E. Hix
Research & Development Scientist
9378653041
kenhix@mlpc.com

Business Contact:

Larry R. Dosser
President & CEO
9378654481
dosserlr@mlpc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MOUND LASER & PHOTONICS CENTER, INC.
P.O. Box 223 Miamisburg, OH 45343

EIN/Tax ID: 030409881
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
Contact: Claudette M. Groeber
Contact Phone: (937) 229-2919
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university