High Efficient Volume Holographic Elements for High Power Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R157
Agency Tracking Number: 00ST1-0046
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4028 Laurel Branch Lane, Orlando, FL, 32817
DUNS: 120669085
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vadim Smirnov
 Research Scientist
 (407) 617-2869
Business Contact
 Leonid Glebov
Title: President
Phone: (321) 438-4639
Email: leon@l-p-tech.com
Research Institution
 University of Central Florida/CREOL
 Mary Stanley
 P.O. Box 162700
Orlando, FL, 32816
 (407) 823-2836
 Nonprofit college or university
In Phase I, LPTI proved f the concept of high efficiency narrow-band mirror in photo-thermo-refractive glass (PTRG) for high power Nd:YAG laser. In Phase II, a number of photo-thermo-refractive diffractive optical elements (PTR HOEs) including both reflecting and transmitting volume gratings, will be fabricated for different types of high power lasers, and high power beam control will be demonstrated. A technology of PTRG blanks up to 25 mm,e25 mm,e5 mm with the refractive index fluctuations less than 2,e10-5 (20 ppm), an induced refractive index greater than 1000 ppm, and a photosensitivity greater than 1 ppm mJ 1 cm2 will be developed. A setup for the recording of PTR HOEs with 12 mm diameter and variations of diffraction across the aperture less than 10% will be designed, constructed, and tested. The effect of glass technology and holographic processing on insertion losses and laser-induced damage will be studied. The narrow-band diffractive mirrors and deflectors for different types of high power lasers will be made with the following parameters: diameter up to 12 mm, diffraction efficiency greater that 90 %, thermal stability up to 400¿XC, laser stability in CW mode up to 100 kW/cm2, for 10 ns pulses up to 10 J/cm2.

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