Femtosecond Laser Micromachining of Optical Structures and Surfaces

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: FA8650-04-C-5713
Agency Tracking Number: B045-016-0100
Amount: $99,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-T016
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
655 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Philippe Bado
 (734) 528-6330
Business Contact
 Eric Jacobson
Title: VP of Finance and Administration
Phone: (734) 528-6371
Email: ericjacobson@translume.com
Research Institution
 Kettering University
 Arlene K Hunt
 1700 West Third Ave
Flint, MI, 48504
 (810) 762-9934
 Nonprofit college or university
Translume is proposing a glass manufacturing process that combines anisotropic wet chemical etching with femtosecond-laser nanostructuring to shape three-dimensional glass objects. This innovative fabrication technique can be used to machine optical structures, optical sensors, and optical surfaces with micron and submicron accuracy. It can also be used to texture surfaces. Our technique is cost-effective and can be readily transferred from the R&D laboratory to manufacturing.

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