Optical Filter for Undersea Blue-Green Laser Communication

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$599,578.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00039-09-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-095-0799
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-095
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
Meadowlark Optics
5964 Iris Parkway, PO Box 1000, Frederick, CO, 80530
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
109079004
Principal Investigator
 Tom Baur
 Chairman of the Board
 (303) 833-4333
 tbaur@meadowlark.com
Business Contact
 Garry Gorsuch
Title: Chairman of the Board
Phone: (303) 833-4333
Email: ggorsuch@meadowlark.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to build a seven-filter array of wavelength selectable wide field Lyot filters. Each filter will have a hexagonal aperture of 100 mm in the largest dimension and the total clear aperture of the array will exceed 390 cm^2. All filters will have a passband full width at half maximum of approximately 0.3 nm at a wavelength of 532 nm and a free spectral range between adjacent passbands greater than 10 nm. We will provide six of these filters under the base contract and the seventh under the option. The seventh filter will have as an added function 3 selectable passband widths of 0.15nm, 0.3 nm and 0.6 nm. Liquid crystal elements accomplish all wavelength selection and passband width selection functions non-mechanically. We will also investigate the use of a high index birefringent crystal under the option to expand the angular field of view in future filters.

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