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Polycrystalline Laser-Host Material

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
71960
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-L01-2003
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Polycrystalline Laser-Host Material
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W911QX-05-C-0032
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to demonstrate that fine-grained polycrystalline Nd-doped YAG can be fabricated at low cost with optical properties close to those of single crystals. Its ease of fabrication in complex geometries makes it an ideal material of choice for solid state laser host material for use in Airborne Laser (ABL) and Tactical High Energy Laser (THEL) weapons systems. We will demonstrate that dense fine-grained polycrystalline Nd-doped YAG can be fabricated at low cost and that this material is fully transparent with inline transmission characteristics close to that of single crystals. Phase II will focus on scale-up and demonstration of performance as laser host material at levels of at least 53% optical-optical conversion efficiency with 500mW of continuous output centered at 1064nm wavelength.

Principal Investigator:

Triplicane A. Parthasarathy
Principal Scientist
9372559809
Triplicane.Parthasarathy@wpafb.af.mil

Business Contact:

Francis F. Williams, Jr.
Contracts Manager
9374266900
fwilliams@ues.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432

EIN/Tax ID: 310797776
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No