Photorefractive Optical Limiter for Sensor Protection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 35815
Amount: $60,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1997
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Accuwave Corp.
1651 19th St., Santa Monica, CA, 90404
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Koichi Sayano
 (310) 449-5540
Business Contact
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Research Institution
Accuwave Corporation will demonstrate an optical limiter for sensor protection using two-beam coupling in a photorefrac-tive material to attenuate coherent input light while leaving incoherent light unaffected. Methods for decreasing response time in BaTiO3, SBN, and similar materials will be investigated. A laboratory breadboard telescope system with an integrated limiting element will be demonstrated and characterized to determine total transmitted energy and transmitted signal distortion. Potential commercial applications include personnel laser protection devices and LIDAR receiver filters.

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