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Sensors-Adaptive Beam Expander

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 35811
Amount: $60,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1215 Jefferson Davis Hwy,, Suite 1300, Arlington, VA, 22202
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J. Michael Finlan, Phd
 (610) 363-5808
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Research Institution
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Abstract
We propose to design and fabricate an adaptive beam expander that can be switched between two magnifications. Specifically, the beam expander provides diffraction-limited performance for laser radar beams with diameters of 1 mm and 3 mm. The adaptive beam expander is lightweight, and it has no moving parts. Because the beam expander is an afocal system, it operates on both outgoing and incoming beams in the same optical train. Variable beam expanders have uses in laser radar systems and in a variety of other optical applications. They can be used to change the spot diameter in such applications as laser surgery, reading and writing on compact disks, surveillance, high-quality printing (graphic arts), etc.

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