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NONLINEAR OPTICAL MATERIALS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
3936
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3936
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FOSTER-MILLER, INC.
350 Second Ave. Waltham, MA 02451
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: NONLINEAR OPTICAL MATERIALS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $188,000.00
 

Abstract:

ORGANIC POLYMER MATERIALS WITH HIGHLY CONJUGATED PI ELECTRN SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO EXHIBIT POTENTIALLY USEFUL THIRD ORDER NONLINEAR OPTICAL PROPERTIES. POLYPARAPHENYLENE BENZOBISTHIAZOLE (PBT) HAS RECENTLY BEEN SHOWN TO HAVE A HIGH LASER DAMAGE THRESHOLD AND A VALUE OF X(3) ABOUT ON THE ORDER OF MAGNITUDE HIGHER THAN THAT OF CS(2). THIS PLUS THE ENVIRONMENTAL STABILITY OF PBT ALONG WITH ITS EXCELLENT MECHANICAL PROPERTIES MAKE IT A MATERIAL OF CURRENT INTEREST. SINCE MATERIAL PROPERTIES AND NONLINEAR OPTICAL PROPERTIES ARE DEPENDENT UPON THE PROCESS CONDITIONS FOR SAMPLE PREPARATION IT IS IMPORTANT TO DETERMINE THE NONLINEAR OPTICAL EFFECTS AS A FUNCTION OF PROCESS CONDITIONS. THE WORK PROPOSED HERE WILL BE TO EVALUATE THE THIRD ORDER NONLINEAR OPTICAL SUSCEPTIBILITY OF PBT AS A FUNCTION OF FILM PROCESS CONDITIONS. IT IS EXPECTED THAT HIGHER VALUES OF X(3) WILL BE OBTAINED AS PROCESS VARIABLES ARE OPTIMIZED.

Principal Investigator:

Paul J Marinaccio
6178903200

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Foster-miller Inc.
350 Second Ave Waltham, MA 02254

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