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New Ceramic Laser Hosts for High Power Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-09-M-5420
Agency Tracking Number: F083-076-2194
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-076
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-02-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-11-27
Small Business Information
6F Gill Street
Woburn, MA 01801
United States
DUNS: 114584175
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kewen Kevin Li
 Director of Engineering
 (781) 935-2800
Business Contact
 Yingyin Kevin Zou
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (781) 935-2800
Research Institution

Polycrystalline ceramics as laser gain hosts have several remarkable advantages over single crystal ones.  They can host a higher doping concentration, are much easier to be fabricated into larger and more complex shapes, which are extremely difficult in the single crystal case.  The costs of the ceramic laser materials could be much lower than those of single crystals because of the shortened fabrication process and large size, mass production.  Boston Applied Technologies Incorporated (BATi) proposes to develop highly desired high-power ceramic laser hosts via a co-precipitation nano-powder preparation and a fast sintering route for highly efficient formation of transparent ceramic laser hosts.  Our extensive experience in nano-phosphors, transparent ceramics, and combinatorial materials composition search will leverage a successful program for realizing the development of next-generation transparent ceramic laser host. BENEFIT: Highly efficient laser host formation method developed from this project would be enabling high power and low cost laser systems, which have tremendous strategic and commercial values for both military and civilian applications. These include remote-sensing applications, target recognition and detection, missile guidance illumination, measurements from airborne and space borne platforms, multiple wavelengths next-generation measurement systems, and industrial laser machining. The ceramic high power laser technology in this program, once developed, will not only serve DOD�s missions, but also be in the nation�s best interest.

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