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New Ceramic Laser Hosts for High Power Lasers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
92831
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-076-2693
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-076
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
NANOCEROX, INC..
712 STATE CIRCLE ANN ARBOR, MI 48108-1648
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: New Ceramic Laser Hosts for High Power Lasers
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-10-C-5405
Award Amount: $749,373.00
 

Abstract:

Rare earth sesquioxide transparent ceramics doped with ytterbium are being developed for use in thin disk lasers due to their favorable thermal and optical properties. Nanocrystalline oxide powders are produced using liquid feed flame spray pyrolysis. Particular emphasis is placed on production of high purity powders that can be consolidated to without the formation of second phase scattering centers. Consolidation is accomplished using either wet or dry forming techniques, followed by sinter/HIP to achieve full density. Composite structure fabrication will be investigated. Characterization of optical, mechanical, and thermal properties will be performed. BENEFIT: The proposed work will bring a new class of materials to the table for the fabrication of thin disk lasers. The thermal conductivity, absorption cross section, and high optical efficiency possible in ytterbium doped systems combined with the high beam quality possible from a thin disk laser will provide high power generation from a small package for military and commercial laser applications.

Principal Investigator:

Todd Stefanik
Chief Technologist
(734) 741-9522
todd.stefanik@nanocerox.com

Business Contact:

Peter Gray
President and COO
(734) 741-9522
pgray@nanocerox.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanocerox, Inc.
712 State Circle Ann Arbor, MI -

EIN/Tax ID: 383311996
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No