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Solid-State Micro-ball for Optical Limiters

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
32197
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
32197
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENTIFIC MATERIALS CORP.
31948 Frontage Road Bozeman, MT 59715-0078
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Solid-State Micro-ball for Optical Limiters
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
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 of photoionization, color center formation, charge trapping and transfer, and combinations of these processes for ions in crystalline materials. The general approach is to use a two step process in which the first step allows for the absorption of high intensity laser radiation and the second step provides the recovery mechanism for the material. The first step will involve the photoionization of transition metal ions to create absorbing color centers in an appropriate host lattice. The second step will be the reduction of a second dopant ion removing the color centers.

Principal Investigator:

Ralph L. Hutcheson
4065853772

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Scientific Materials Corp
310 Icepond Road Bozeman, MT 59715

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