Alkali Resistant Windows for DPAL Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7862
Agency Tracking Number: B112-008-0041
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA11-008
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
Nokomis, Inc
310 5th St., Charleroi, PA, -
DUNS: 187594788
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Patrick Fisher
 Senior Scientist
 (724) 483-3946
Business Contact
 Gena DiSimoni
Title: SBIR Director
Phone: (724) 483-3946
Research Institution
Diode pumped alkali lasers have the potential to provide the required high efficiency for a laser-based missile defense system. However, traditional anti-reflective coating materials are not resistant to the alkali vapor environments associated with such systems, contaminating and degrading rapidly with use. Thus the solution to this challenge will almost certainly require the identification of materials that protects the window from the Alkali environment, functions in the lasing environment, and can handle elevated temperatures while still allowing for excellent optical performance. In this effort, Nokomis will demonstrate the potential of a new approach to this problem, demonstrating both the optical properties and alkali resistant behavior of the new materials.

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