High-power, mid-infrared isolators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-14-M-1794
Agency Tracking Number: F141-199-1152
Amount: $149,946.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: AF141-199
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Small Business Information
Q Peak, Inc.
135 South Road, Bedford, MA, 01730-
DUNS: 061931676
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Flint
 Principal Research Scientist
 (781) 275-9535
Business Contact
 B. Green
Title: President
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Email: green@qpeak.com
Research Institution
Q-Peak, Inc. proposes to develop a new generation of infrared isolators based on high-transparency ceramic materials, which promise improved characteristics over equivalent single-crystal materials. These include the ability to scale to the larger sizes needed for high-power systems, as well as reduced losses due to the elimination of impurities introduced by the crystal-growth process. The materials, combined with innovative cooling designs, should allow isolator power capabilities greatly exceeding present devices.

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