High-power Laser Filament Mirror
UCF Office of Research & Commercialization, FL, United States
A laser mirror for use with high-power beams whose high power density melts conventional laser mirrors. Composed of a 500nm-thick layer of high-purity gold on a smooth sapphire surface, it allows greater distribution of thermal energy so that energy delivered per unit area does not exceed the material damage threshold.
Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: This mirror is a solution to a well-known problem that limited the cost-effectiveness of research and application of high-peak-power laser beams. Able to withstand higher power densities than conventional mirrors while remaining simple to manufacture, the mirror offers durability at a competitive price for university, government, and commercial labs.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 523
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date:
Primary Sources of Funding: University
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners