Optical Filter for Undersea Blue-Green Laser Communication

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,480.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00039-06-C-0035
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-095-0799
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MEADOWLARK OPTICS
5964 Iris Parkway PO Box 1000, Frederick, CO, 80530
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
109079004
Principal Investigator:
Tom Baur
Board Chairman
(303) 468-5969
tbaur@meadowlark.com
Business Contact:
Garry Gorsuch
Persident and CEO
(303) 468-5971
ggorsuch@meadowlark.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to build and test two types of polarization interference filter stages to achieve the goal of a ninety-degree full cone angle, field of view. These filter stages will be of different designs that both have the potential to meet this goal. They will have a 45 millimeter diameter clear aperture and a transmission peak full width at half maximum of less that one nanometer at a wavelength of 532 nanometers. The designs and materials chosen for these filters can be scaled up to clear apertures of at least eighty millimeters diameter. The proposed filter stages will be the basic building block for a complete filter system to be built and tested in Phase II.BENEFITS: The technology developed here will form the basis for a laser communication detector system that can benefit free space laser communication systems during fog and precipitation as well as enabling submarine laser communications. The retarder components developed will enhance Meadowlark Optics' line of commercial retarder products, as well as improving the performance of our line of filter products.

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