Large-Aperture Holographic Optics

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$485,000.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
22514
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ralcon Corp.
P.O. Box 142, Paradise, UT, 84328
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Richard D Rallison
 (801) 245-4623
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Large aperture reflection holographic optics are proposed for use in LIDAR systems to make them mechanically simpler and lighter. Aberrations are minimized using contoured fringes calculated to compensate for spherical aberrations and to reduce astigmatism and coma that results from operation off axis and at a wavelength different than the construction wavelength. Chromatic dispersion is not a problem for laser line reception and multiple line operation is possible by stacking the reflectors. A 16 inch mirror for operation at 532 has been made and delivered, methods of making the same at near IR wavelengths are discussed.

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