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Coatings for Alkali Vapor Laser Cavity

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1933
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-008
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Technical Data Analysis, Inc.
3190 Fairview Park Drive Suite 650 Falls Church, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Coatings for Alkali Vapor Laser Cavity
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0277-13-C-7604
Award Amount: $999,596.00
 

Abstract:

Diode-pumped alkali laser systems (DPALS) are under development for high-energy laser defense systems due to their extremely high theoretical optical efficiency, efficient thermal management, and comparatively small footprint. However, traditional antireflection coatings for the optics used in the alkali vapor cell of the laser cavity are rapidly destroyed by the harsh chemical environment, creating large optical losses and severely limiting the observed efficiencies. TDA is developing materials that can provide high performance optical coatings while indefinitely surviving both the extremely reactive chemical environment and the intense radiation of the operating laser.

Principal Investigator:

Michael D. Diener
Principal Chemist
(303) 940-2314
mikee@tda.com

Business Contact:

John D. Wright
Chief Technology Officer
(303) 940-2300
jdwright@tda.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Data Analysis, Inc.
3190 Fairview Park Drive Suite 650 Falls Church, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541869259
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No