On August 6, 2020 IRflex Corporation signed SBIR Phase I contract with Army for developing Additive Nanostructures for Broadband Antireflectivity in response to SBIR Topic No. A20-045.
The objective of this research project is to develop and deliver optical elements that minimize reflection and improve light transmission by the additive fabrication of nanostructured arrays. The Fabrication of ANA should include growth methods for IR Lensing materials including Ge, ZnS, GaAs, and CaF2.
On June 8, 2020, IRflex Corporation signed a new SBIR Phase I contract with NAVAIR for developing Mid-Wave Infrared Fiber Amplifier. The objective of this contract is to develop and demonstrate a high-power mid-wave infrared (MWIR) fiber amplifier for quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) capable of output power scaling up to 1 kilowatt (kW).
High power mid-wave infrared (MWIR) laser sources in the wavelength range of 4.5 to 5 micrometers are of great interest in defense applications. Phase I contract involves development of a proof-of-concept doped chalcogenide fiber and demonstration of laser amplification in the mid infrared.
The commercial sector can also benefit from the crucial, game-changing technology development in detection of toxic gases, environmental monitoring, and non-invasive heath monitoring and sensing.