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Company Information:

Company Name: SCIENTIFIC MATERIALS CORP.
City: Bozeman
State: MT
Zip+4: 59715-0078
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (406) 585-3772

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,029,173.00 17
SBIR Phase II $7,067,040.00 12

Award List:

A METHOD TO PROVIDE LOWER COST CRYSTAL PROPERTIES STUDY SAMPLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ralph L Hutcheson
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A METHOD TO PROVIDE LOWER COST CRYSTAL PROPERTIES STUDY SAMPLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ralph L Hutcheson
Award Amount: $436,140.00
Abstract:
There is need for crystal samples to study new laser materials. current crystal growth systems are expensive andhence the experimenter normally limits the test variables. there is a current need to evaluate holmium doped yag for a mid i-r laser. this program requires twelve samples, with varying… More

THE GROWTH OF LU3AL5012 & Y3SC2AL5012 FOR 2.1 LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ralph L. Hutcheson
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Tunable, Solid-State Laser, Detcetors, and Lidar for Orbiting Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ralph L. Hutcheson
Award Amount: $50,000.00

THE GROWTH OF LU3AL5012 & Y3SC2AL5012 FOR 2.1 LASERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ralph L. Hutcheson
Award Amount: $500,000.00

Materials for Spectral Hole Burning Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ralph L Hutcheson
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Tunable, Solid-State Laser, Detcetors, and Lidar for Orbiting Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ralph L. Hutcheson
Award Amount: $500,000.00

Homogenous Cladding for Tm:YAG Laser Rods

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Ralph Hutcheson
Award Amount: $60,000.00

Materials for Spectral Hole Burning Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ralph L Hutcheson
Award Amount: $564,864.00
Abstract:
A program is proposed to develop a commerical source for spectral hole burning materials and their properties. The proposed program will create a file of material and their properties for this application. A crystal growth program is proposed to grow Eu:Y2Si05, Pr:YA103, and Sm:CaW04.

Homogenous Cladding for Tm:YAG Laser Rods

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Ralph Hutcheson
Award Amount: $670,222.00
Abstract:
Several laser designers have requested Scientific Materials Corporation (SM) to consider methods to achieve a cladding for Tm:YAG diode pumped laser rods. SM has looked at several mechanical methods and concluded mechanical systems are impractical. In the early 1960's the PI of this program… More

Solid-State Micro-ball for Optical Limiters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ralph L. Hutcheson
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
A Phase I SBIR program is proposed to develop crystalline materials for optical limiters. Crystals will be fabricated into micro-balls and suspended in an index matched glass for use in practical applications. The materials development portion of the program will involve studies of the use… More

Improved Crystals for Optical Memories

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ralph L. Hutcheson
Award Amount: $79,816.00
Abstract:
A Phase I research program is proposed with two primary technical objectives that are critical to the development of real optical memory devices based on solid state materials. The first objective will be to characterize striae in optical memory materials and subsequently grow improved… More

Compositionally Tuned Solid-State Laser Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ralph L. Hutcheson , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Improved Crystals for Optical Memories

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ralph L. Hutcheson
Award Amount: $507,000.00
Abstract:
A Phase I research program is proposed with two primary technical objectives that are critical to the development of real optical memory devices based on solid state materials. The first objective will be to characterize striae in optical memory materials and subsequently grow improved… More

Compositionally Tuned Solid-State Laser Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ralph L. Hutcheson , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $600,000.00

High Power Narrow Bandwidth Reflectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Randy Equall
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Randy W. Equall, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,365.00

Laser Materials for Remote Sensing of Ozone

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Randy W. Equall, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Space based lidar systems for the remote sensing of Ozone require high-power, high-efficiency lasers operating in the ultraviolet. Diode-pumped solid-state lasers are the primary candidates for this application. Operation in the ultraviolet is typically achieved through two or three frequency… More

Lithium Borogermanate; A New NLO Crystal for Frequency Conversion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Randy W. Equall, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Nonlinear optical (NLO) materials play a critical role in current solid-state laser systems enabling broad tunability and operation at wavelengths not accessible by available laser gain media. At the same time, NLO materials limit the longevity and efficiency of these laser systems due to low damage… More

Lithium Borogermanate; A New NLO Crystal for Frequency Conversion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Randy W. Equall, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Nonlinear optical (NLO) materials play a critical role in current solid-state laser systems enabling broad tunability and operation at wavelengths not accessible by available laser gain media. At the same time, NLO materials limit the longevity and efficiency of these laser systems due to low damage… More

Huntite Crystals for UV Nonlinear Optics and Self-Doubled Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gregory Peterson, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Nonlinear optical (NLO) materials play a critical role in current solid-state laser systems enabling broad tunability and operation at wavelengths not accessible by available laser gain media. At the same time, NLO materials limit the longevity andefficiency of these laser systems due to low damage… More

Laser Materials for Remote Sensing of Ozone

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Randy W. Equall, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Space based lidar systems for the remote sensing of Ozone require high-power, high-efficiency lasers operating in the ultraviolet. Diode-pumped solid-state lasers are the primary candidates for this application. Operation in the ultraviolet is typically achieved through two or three frequency… More

Laser Materials for Remote Sensing of Ozone

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Randy W. Equall, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Space based lidar systems for the remote sensing of Ozone require high-power, high-efficiency lasers operating in the ultraviolet. Diode-pumped solid-state lasers are the primary candidates for this application. Operation in the ultraviolet is typically achieved through two or three frequency… More

Laser Gain Media for Wavelength Specific Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Randy W. Equall, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Diode pumped solid state lasers have proven to be well suited for use in space based and airborne Lidar systems for remote sensing. These types of lasers are capable of operating at high efficiency while remaining both compact and extremely rugged. However, one of the primary limitations of such… More

Laser Gain Media for Wavelength Specific Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Randy W. Equall, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Diode pumped solid state lasers have proven to be well suited for use in space based and airborne Lidar systems for remote sensing. These types of lasers are capable of operating at high efficiency while remaining both compact and extremely rugged. However, one of the primary limitations of such… More

Huntite Crystals for UV Nonlinear Optics and Self_Doubled Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gregory A. Peterson, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $739,075.00
Abstract:
Nonlinear Optical (NLO) crystals play a critical role in current solid-state laser systems operating at fixed UV or visible wavelengths, and as tunable frequency converters known as Optical Parametric Oscillators (OPOs). Currently, NLO materials limit theavailable wavelengths, as well as the… More

Multi-band Range and Doppler Processing Using S2-CHIP Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Randy R. Reibel, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
The scope of this proposed effort is to design and demonstrate a multi-band (S and X), wide instantaneous bandwidth (>1 GHz S-band and >2 GHz at X-band) range processor utilizing S2-CHIP technology. S2-CHIP, termed for spatial spectral coherent holographic integrating processor, is an analog… More

Active frequency stabilized laser systems for high performance defense applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Zachary Cole, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
This proposed Phase I project is aimed at developing a turn-key highly-coherent laser system for commercial and high-performance military applications. The core technology of the proposed system is based on regenerative spectral hole burning (RSHB) materials. RSHB materials currently provide the… More

Active frequency stabilized laser systems for high performance defense applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Zachary Cole, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,739.00
Abstract:
Highly frequency stable optical oscillators are a critical component in coherent detection systems, such as those utilized in range resolved Doppler imaging ladar and advanced photonic signal processing systems. The deployment of highly coherent master optical oscillators becomes increasingly… More