Femtosecond Laser Micromachining of Optical Structures and Surfaces

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,975.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-04-C-5713
Agency Tracking Number:
B045-016-0100
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA04-T016
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TRANSLUME
655 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Philippe Bado
CTO
(734) 528-6330
philippebado@translume.com
Business Contact:
Eric Jacobson
VP of Finance and Administration
(734) 528-6371
ericjacobson@translume.com
Research Institution:
Kettering University
Arlene K Hunt
1700 West Third Ave
Flint, MI, 48504
(810) 762-9934
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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