Compact, Low Power, and High Speed MEMS Mirror Based Laser Q-Switch

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$618,305.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W909MY-14-C-0002
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5473
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-037
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
2700 Rydin Road, Unit F, Richmond, CA, 94804-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
193178808
Principal Investigator:
Veljko Milanovic
CEO and Microsystems Engi
(510) 524-8820
veljko@mirrorcletech.com
Business Contact:
Veljko Milanovic
CEO
(510) 524-8820
veljko@mirrorcletech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
In this Phase II SBIR project, Mirrorcle Technologies Inc. ("MTI") plans to build on the successes of the Phase I effort to develop a MEMS-mirror based Q-switch technology to address one important item in the U.S. Army need for better and less costly laser range-finders. Additional military applications include scanned LADAR, target designators, and others. Q-switching lasers with similar designs are utilized in industrial and commercial products for laser marking, laser processing, tattoo and hair removal, etc. The goal of the R & D effort is to design and manufacture Q-switches that are smaller, less lossy and less power-consuming, by extending MTI"s existing MEMS technology. Resulting Q-switches will not only perform better, but will be less costly because they can be batch fabricated on silicon wafers. In Phase I, MTI focused on achieving a thorough understanding of overall requirements and trade-offs for an"eye-safe"1535nm Er:glass laser which must provide on-demand pulse firing. A prototype Q-switch with a fully functioning dielectric-coated mirror device and a USB Controller hardware and software was completed and delivered for tests. Phase II research will focus on producing a large number of prototypes with improved design to meet all target specifications, and to demonstrate performance and reliability.

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