Nanocrystalline Nd-YAG for Laser Generators

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-04-C-7096
Agency Tracking Number:
031-1520
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA03-014
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
MATERIALS MODIFICATION, INC.
2721-D Merrilee Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
167433531
Principal Investigator:
R. Radhakrishnan
Manager - Technology Deve
(703) 560-1371
radha@matmod.com
Business Contact:
T. Sudarshan
President and CEO
(703) 560-1371
sudarshan@matmod.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (Nd-YAG) crystals are currently being used in lasers for defense and civilian applications. Single crystals are expensive and limited to a few inches in diameter and also do not fully meet the extreme service requirements in many critical applications. Polycrystalline Nd-YAG can be prepared economically and in various shapes and sizes. In this Phase II SBIR effort, Materials Modification, Inc. will scale-up the synthesis process developed during Phase I and refine the fabrication process to yield materials with a high degree of transmittance.

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