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Company Information:

Company Name: Precision Photonics Corporation
City: Boulder
State: CO
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (303) 444-9948

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $874,517.00 8
SBIR Phase II $6,782,073.00 6
STTR Phase I $100,000.00 1
STTR Phase II $1,499,844.00 2

Award List:

Low Cost Laser Diagnostic for CD4+ T Cell Counting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Myatt
Award Amount: $86,063.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Precision Photonics Corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate the key technologies for a laser based diagnostic system for CD4+ T-cell counting in human blood. The ultimate goal is to provide very low cost, easy to use tests at the point of care to help in… More

Low cost multi-pathogen laser diagnostics for HIV and AIDS Co-infections

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Myatt
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Precision Photonics Corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate the key technologies for a laser based multi-pathogen diagnostic system for HIV and common co-infections. The ultimate goal is to provide very low cost, easy to use tests at the point of care to… More

Low Cost Multi-pathogen Laser Diagnostic for HIV and AIDS Co-Infections

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Myatt
Award Amount: $748,823.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Precision Photonics Corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate the key technologies for a laser based multi-pathogen diagnostic system for HIV and common co-infections. The ultimate goal is to provide very low cost, easy to use tests at the point of care to… More

Development of Improved Virtually-Imaged Phased Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Kurt Vogel
Award Amount: $90,000.00
Abstract:
VIPA etalons are simple, compact devices that offer many times more dispersion than gratings and are finding increasing application where higher spectral resolution is needed. Current VIPA fabrication methods limit efficiency, spectral resolution, filter response, and spectral bandwidth. Precision… More

Eye-safe Optically-Pumped Gas-filled Fiber Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: KANSAS STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Kristan L. Corwin, Assistant Professor
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Kristan L. Corwin
Abstract:
An eye-safe optically-pumped laser based on a gas-filled hollow optical fiber is proposed. Such a laser will be the first in a new class of lasers, based on gas-filled fibers and incorporating many advantages of optically-pumped gas lasers, including the ability to use multiple incoherent pump… More

Development of Broadband VIPAs in Mid-to Long Infrared

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Timothy Dinneen
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
VIPA etalons are simple compact devices that offer many times more dispersion than gratings and are finding increasing application where higher spectral resolution is needed. Current VIPA designs do not work in the spectroscopically important mid- and long-infrared wavelengths, and do not have large… More

Optical Coatings for Deep Concave Surface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dale Ness, Senior R&D Engineer
Award Amount: $149,989.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR topic is to develop methods to apply robust, high operating temperature anti-reflective coatings, over the wavelength range 3 to 5 microns, to the inside of deep concave surfaces, including a tangent ogive infrared dome. In Phase 1 we will develop methods which control the… More

Broadband Infrared Molecular Fingerprinting for Non-invasive Biosensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kurt Vogel, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $98,995.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I effort, PPC will pursue a 'translational' research and development program for a recently demonstrated technology into the chemical and biological sensing arena. Spectroscopic identification of chem/bio agents requires broadband detection in order to characterize unique spectral… More

Low Cost Laser Diagnostic for CD4+ T Cell Counting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Myatt
Award Amount: $950,812.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Accurate counts of helper T cells and related lymphocytes are critical in decisions about HIV status and antiretroviral therapies. Flow cytometry is the standard method of cell counting, but the majority of the 30 to 40 million infected people worldwide are in… More

Low Cost Multi-pathogen Laser Diagnostic for HIV and AIDS Co-Infections

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Myatt
Award Amount: $3,032,804.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Diagnosis and medical management of HIV-infected individuals is significantly enhanced if one can simultaneously define the subset of the most common co-infections for which patients are at risk. Unfortunately, running such a series of parallel diagnostic tests… More

High Energy Laser and Laser Illumination Optics Improvements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dale Ness, Senior Optical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,674.00
Abstract:
The development outlined in this proposal will lead to an advanced concept modular IBS coating system capable of coating ~1m diameter optics to a high degree of uniformity, while maintaining our industry-leading laser damage threshold performance. In Phase I, coating uniformity in a commercial IBS… More

Eye-safe Optically-Pumped Gas-filled Fiber Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Kansas State University
Principal Investigator: Kristan L. Corwin, Associate Professor of Physics
Award Amount: $749,922.00
RI Contact: Paul Lowe
Abstract:
An eye-safe optically pumped laser based on a gas-filled hollow optical fiber will be demonstrated to lase at both near infrared (IR) and mid IR wavelengths. These lasers will be the first in a new class of IR lasers, based on the combination of hollow-f

Optical Coatings for Deep Concave Surface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dale Ness, Sr. R&D Engineer – (303) 444-9948
Award Amount: $749,634.00
Abstract:
Infrared transmitting domes with a tangent ogive shape are more aerodynamic than hemispherical domes, and consequently decrease the drag and temperature while increasing range, speed, and payload. Further, ogive domes have increased durability to such effects as rain impact at high velocity, as well… More

SBIR Phase I:Large Aperture, Periodically-Structured Gallium Arsenide for Infrared and THz Wavelength Conversion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Christopher S. Wood, PhD
Award Amount: $149,797.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will investigate novel optical bonding techniques to produce periodically-structured gallium arsenide (GaAs) nonlinear crystals. High-power, widely-tunable infrared sources are needed for applications in chemical-biological sensing,… More

Eye-safe Optically-Pumped Gas-filled Fiber Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Kansas State University
Principal Investigator: Kristan L. Corwin, Associate Professor of Physics – (785) 532-1663
Award Amount: $749,922.00
RI Contact: Paul Lowe
Abstract:
An eye-safe optically pumped laser based on a gas-filled hollow optical fiber will be demonstrated to lase at both near infrared (IR) and mid IR wavelengths. These lasers will be the first in a new class of IR lasers, based on the combination of hollow-f

Direct-to-Metal Bonding for Improved Thermal Performance of Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Asher Woolverton, Senior Scientist – (303) 952-2902
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The most promising and scalable high-power laser geometries effectively manage thermal transfer from the laser crystal to the heat sink. While next generation crystals and pump geometries aim to eliminate waste heat in the first place, it will always be the case that efficient removal of heat will… More

Ion Beam Sputtered Coatings for Large Aperture, High-Energy Laser Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Derrick Carpenter, Senior Scientist – (303) 444-9948
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Large diameter optics have numerous challenges, including fabrication, surface figure, weight, transport, mounting, materials choice, and thermal concerns. High Energy Laser applications bring additional challenging parameters to the mix, such as surface micro-roughness, laser damage threshold,… More