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BEAM HOMOGENIZER FOR EXCIMER LASER REFRACTIVE SURGERY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16596
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16596
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SUMMIT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1025 Semoran Boulevard Winter Park, FL 32792
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: BEAM HOMOGENIZER FOR EXCIMER LASER REFRACTIVE SURGERY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,900.00
 

Abstract:

A NOVEL BEAM OPTIC WILL BE DEVELOPED TO CREATE SPECIFIC AND PREDICTABLE SPATIAL INTENSITY DISTRIBUTIONS OF A 193 NM EXCIMER LASER BEAM. THIS OPTIC WILL PROVIDE VERY HOMOGENOUS DISTRIBUTIONS AS WELL AS OTHER INTENSITY DISTRIBUTIONS. PRECISE CHARACTERIZATION OF THE BEAM'S SPATIAL INTENSITY DISTRIBUTION IS REQUIRED FOR EXTREMELY ACCURATE REMOVAL OF CORNEAL TISSUE. THE ACCURATE REMOVAL OF CORNEAL TISSUE IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE TO THE LONG-TERM SUCCESS OF PHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMY. IN PHASE I THE TRANSMISSION PROPERTIES AND OPERATING PARAMETERS OF THE OPTIC WILL BE DETERMINED. DURING PHASE II THE ABILITY OF THE OPTIC TO PRODUCE SPECIFIC BEAM SPATIAL INTENSITY DISTRIBUTIONS WILL BE MEASURED. ANALYSIS OF THE DATA COLLECTED WILL DETERMINE WHETHER AN OPTIC OF THIS DESIGN WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE THE SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY OF THE EXCIMER LASER PHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMY PROCEDURE. IN ADDITION, THE MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES WHICH WILL BE DEVELOPED ARE APPLICABLE TO OTHER LASER WAVELENGTHS. SIMILAR OPTICS COULD BE MANUFACTURED FOR USE WITH MANY OTHER LASER SOURCES FOR APPLICATIONS IN MEDICINE AND INDUSTRY.

Principal Investigator:

Klopotek, Peter J
Principal Investigator
6179239633

Business Contact:

1 r43 ey09017-01
Small Business Information at Submission:

Summit Technology, Inc
150 Coolidge Avenue Watertown, MA 02172

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