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Improved Crystals for Optical Memories

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
32257
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
32257
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: Improved Crystals for Optical Memories
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
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 reduced striae crystals. Striae is currently limiting the performance of technololgies based on these materials. Researchers involved in optical memory systems have conveyed that this is one of the largest technical issues associated with the viability of these systems. The second objective is to develop a commercial source of materials for research in photon-gated holeburning. This technique has the potential for permanent storage, has nondestructive readout of the data, and is the most feasible for higher temperature operation of devices based on persistent spectral holeburning.

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