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.
In light of the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, we want to ensure that we are communicating with our customers on our status. IRflex Corporation is considered an Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce which are expected to maintain the normal work schedules while following guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as Virginia State and local government officials regarding strategies to limit disease spread and as of today, our manufacturing facility and R&D Labs remain operational and we continue to ship in most countries.
Our focus continues to be on customer service and the safety, well-being of our customers, employees, and suppliers. We will continue to share guidance and information as it becomes pertinent and any updates as appropriate. Please contact via phone, email with any questions or requests you may have. As always, we continue to make customer service our #1 priority.
As we go through these very unprecedented time, we hope that you remain healthy and safe!