Broadband and efficient fiber-optic and free-space laser beam homogenizer

Broadband and efficient fiber-optic and free-space laser beam homogenizer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0413
Agency Tracking Number: N181-011-0393
Amount: $124,979.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2018
Solicitation Topic Code: N181-011
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA, 01810
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Oakes
 (978) 689-0003
 oakes@psicorp.com
Business Contact
 B. Green
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Email: green@psicorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Physical Sciences Inc. proposes to develop an efficient, broadband (0.96.0 m) beam homogenizer capable or transforming single and multi-mode Gaussian and non-Gaussian beams into a uniform, top-hat profile. During Phase I, PSI will assess single and dual element optical designs for the homogenizer based upon light shaping diffuser and compound parabolic reflector components, comparing measured and anticipated performance to key performance parameters (KPPs) developed with input from Navy representatives. Preliminary Phase II prototype designs addressing the full system KPPs (SWAP) will be developed based upon promising optical designs and reviewed with Navy representatives. During a proposed Phase I Option, feedback from the preliminary prototype design review will be used to finalize the design of the Phase II prototype and detailed machine drawings will be prepared to enable rapid development of the technology at the start of the Phase II program. The prototype designs will be realized in the Phase II program and tested in applications of interest to the Navy. The technology readiness level (TRL) of the beam homogenizer at the end of the anticipated Phase II program is expected to be TRL=5.

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