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Company Information:

Company Name: Potomac Photonics Inc
City: Lanham
State: MD
Zip+4: 20706-4352
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $821,761.00 13
SBIR Phase II $3,097,027.00 7

Award List:

CONTINUOUSLY TUNABLE HIGH-PRESSURE CO2 LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. C.p. Christensen
Award Amount: $35,000.00

CONTINUOUSLY TUNABLE HIGH-PRESSURE CO2 LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. C.p. Christensen
Award Amount: $224,292.00
Abstract:
A novel, high-pressure co2 laser is described which utolizes transverse electrodeless rf discharge excitation. this laser is potentially capable of continuous wavelength tunability over much of the 9 to 11 micron band, high output energy per unit excitation volume, and long sealed lifetime. a… More

LASER MICROSURGERY SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Cp christensen phd
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Construction and characterization of an advanced microsurgical system is proposed. the system utilizes a pulsed, high-repetition-rate ultraviolet excimer laser to carry out tissue removal with very high spatial resolution and minimal thermal damage. the apparatus incorporates sensitive optical… More

ULTRAVIOLET WAVEGUIDE LASERS FOR PHASED ARRAY LIDAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: C Paul Christensen
Award Amount: $49,629.00

CW EXCIMER LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: C Paul Christensen
Award Amount: $49,778.00

CW EXCIMER LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: C Paul Christensen
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Investigation of a new type of rare gas halide excimer laser is proposed. the new device is potentially capable of continuous ultraviolet output and utilizes microwave discharge excitation of multiatmospheric gas mixtures in narrow-bore hollow waveguides. recombination of halogen molecules… More

ULTRAVIOLET WAVEGUIDE LASERS FOR PHASED ARRAY LIDAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: C Paul Christensen
Award Amount: $492,000.00
Abstract:
A proof of principle experiment is being constructed that will clearlydemonstrate the essential elements of array operation. an oscillator and two amplifier sections are being subjected to performance tests. phase array optical radars or lidars operating with relatively large synthetic apertures can… More

COMPACT, QUASI-CW ARF LASERS FOR PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,626.00
Abstract:
A small high-repetition-rate arf laser utilizing microwave discharge excitation will be constructed for interferometry and master oscillator applications in photolithography. the laser will exhibit a spectral width of approximately 2 picometers and is expected to operate in a low-order transverse… More

NEW ULTRASENSITIVE DETECTOR FOR MICRO-SEPARATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Duignan, Michael T , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $48,783.00
Abstract:
High-performance capillary electrophoresis and microbore liquid chromatography offer extremely high efficiencies, ultra-small sample injection, and speed of analysis. however, the general utility of these new technologies is limited by the sensitivity of the detector. ultraviolet-transmission… More

COMPACT SELF-CONTAINED ARF LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: C Paul Christensen , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,793.00

AN ULTRASENSITIVE MICROPROBE DETECTOR FOR SURFACE CONTAMINATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,500.00

COMPACT SELF-CONTAINED ARF LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: C Paul Christensen , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $281,000.00
Abstract:
A small, self-contained, waveguide arf laser with microwave discharge excitation will be investigated. in the phase i activity, emphasis will be upon identification if operating conditions that optimize the laser efficiency, evaluation of the potential average power capability of a waveguide arf… More

AN ULTRASENSITIVE MICROPROBE DETECTOR FOR SURFACE CONTAMINATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,970.00
Abstract:
This project will design, construct, and test a novel instrument for the detection of surface contamination on solid substrates. the detector will operate under ambient atmospheric conditions, will not destroy the substrate, is highly sensitive, and provides real-time information. potential… More

ULTRAVIOLET LASER FABRICATION OF DIAMOND MICROSTRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: C Paul Christensen
Award Amount: $49,870.00
Abstract:
Diamond micromachining systems based on ultraviolet laser etching and optical sensing of surface morphology are being examined for prescision fabrication of complex structure in diamond and diamond-like carbon. the research addresses demonstration of an ablation using a small waveguide excimer… More

Laser Micromachining for Rapid Manufacture of Diffraction Optical Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael T. Duignan
Award Amount: $69,941.00

Laser Micromachining for Rapid Manufacture of Diffraction Optical Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael T. Duignan
Award Amount: $599,964.00
Abstract:
We propose proof-of-principle experiments that will lead to a unique tool that will play a major role in the development and implementation of diffractive optics in the next decade. Waveguide excimer laser technology will be used to directly etch diffractive phase gratings onto the substrate surface… More

Uv Laser Micromachining And Replication For The Low Cost Production Of Micromechanical Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregory P. Behrmann , RESEARCH ENGINEER
Award Amount: $69,928.00

SBIR Phase I: A Novel Manufacturing Method for Conformal, Embedded Electronics and Sensor Systems: Combining Thermal Spray with Laser Micromachining

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Chengping Zhang
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop an approach that combines two new, unique, and complimentary technologies to fabricate mesoscopic electronics and sensors. For example, thermal spray as an additive process to deposit a wide variety of high-quality ceramic,… More

SBIR Phase I: Energy Storage, Electrical Distribution, and Packaging for Wireless Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Clad P. Christensen, PhD
Award Amount: $149,926.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project comprises the development and synthesis of technologies for miniaturizing the interconnection, packaging and battery power systems used in the wireless sensor nodes of distributed sensing systems. Laser-based approaches to making very… More

SBIR Phase II: Energy Storage, Electrical Distribution, and Packaging for Wireless Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Clad P. Christensen
Award Amount: $499,801.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II Project targets development of a new approach to building wireless sensor infrastructure ? energy storage systems, electrical distribution, and packaging - that allows dramatic miniaturization of wireless sensor nodes, eliminates most restrictions on… More