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Energy Transmission, Using Self-Channeling Short-Pulse Lasers.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68047
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0544
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physics, Materials & Applied Math Research, L.L.C.
1665 E. 18th Street, Suite 112 Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Energy Transmission, Using Self-Channeling Short-Pulse Lasers.
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-04-C-1053
Award Amount: $120,000.00
 

Abstract:

Ionized laser filaments can be generated with very small amounts of energy, as long as the energy density in the laser pulse is sufficiently high. The effect has been demonstrated over meters, without suffering the defocusing effects of diffraction, and it has shown remarkable immunity to turbulence, density gradients, and combustion and combustion products. Filaments carry lethal energy densities, capable of destroying any material in their path, and they have been demonstrated to scale over an order of magnitude. Current models predict the effect to scale over at least three further orders of magnitude, generating ionized paths of kilometers in length. An ionized path can serve not only as an electrical conduit, but also as an optical waveguide. As a result, this project will investigate the use of these long ionized paths (filaments) to channel large amounts of electrical and/or laser energy on target.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin Kremeyer
Vice President of Researc
5208827349
kremeyer@physics-math.com

Business Contact:

Kevin Kremeyer
Vice President of Researc
5208827349
kremeyer@physics-math.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PHYSICS, MATERIALS & APPLIED MATH RESEARCH, L.L.C.
1333 N. Tyndall Ave. suite 212 Tucson, AZ 85719

EIN/Tax ID: 861025999
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No