INFRARED OPTICAL COATINGS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$35,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
762
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Universal Energy Systems Inc.
4401 Dayton-xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JOHN WOOLAM PH.D.
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DIAMOND LIKE CARBON FILMS HAVE BEEN UNDER CONSIDERATION AS POTENTIALLY USEFUL MATERIALS FOR OPTICAL COMPONENTS. THIS PROPOSAL IDENTIFIES SEVERAL POSSIBLE WAYS TO IMPROVE THESE MATERIALS AND MAKE THEM MORE VERSATILE. THESE INCLUDEADDING SILICON TO PROVIDE AMORPHOUS SILICON CARBON COATINGS THROUGH CONTROLLED DEPOSITION AND ION IMPLANTATION. ALSO, HIGH EVERGY ION BEAM PROCESSING OF THESE FILMS IS PROPOSE AS A METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE BONDING OF THICK, DIAMONDLIKE CARBON FILMS ON OPTICAL COMPONENTS. THESE FILMS HAVE POTEN-TIAL FOR PROVDING TRANSPARENT, CORROSION, AND SCRATCH RESISTANT COATINGS FOR INFRARED OPTICALS. ELLIPSOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS OF OPTICAL CONSTANTS AT INFRARED WAVELENGTHS WILL PROVIDE AN ACCURATE AND UNIQUE CHARACTERIZATION.

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