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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5473
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-037
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Mirrorcle Technologies, Inc.
2700 Rydin Road Unit F Richmond, CA 94804-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Compact, Low Power, and High Speed MEMS Mirror Based Laser Q-Switch
Agency: DOD
Contract: W909MY-14-C-0002
Award Amount: $618,305.00
 

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.

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
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mirrorcle Technologies, Inc.
2700 Rydin Road Unit F Richmond, CA 94804-

EIN/Tax ID: 760778680
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No