Compact Beam Director for High Power Lasers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$715,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DASG60-01-C-0036
Agency Tracking Number:
00-0165
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
METASTABLE INSTRUMENTS, INC.
P.O. Box 3858, Chesterfield, MO, 63006
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
091932926
Principal Investigator:
George Dube
PI
(636) 536-1993
MSInstruments@cs.com
Business Contact:
Roland Juhala
VP
(636) 536-1993
MSInstruments@cs.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The precise and timely control of the direction of laser beams is crucial to a wide variety of industrial, commercial, scientific and military activities. Examples include, material processing, LIDAR, micro/nano fabrication, target tracking/aiming andoptical metrology. This project will develop commercially viable refractive (and reflective) beam steerers based on the recently developed lubricated adjustable optical wedge. The refractive adjustable optical wedge is mounted on axis and the singlepivot point of the transmitted beam stays on the original axis, so there is no astigmatism from multiple pivot points (as there is with dual mirror and Risely Wedge beam steerers). It offers high transmission and more user friendly operation (Cartesianversus polar adjustments) than Risley Wedge beam steerers. In Phase I we demonstrated that with new and improved transparent lubricants it can handle high power lasers beams. The

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