Next-Generation Metrology for Large Aspheric Optics

Period of Performance: 10/29/2015 - 04/27/2016

$80K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Bridger Photonics, Inc.
2310 University Way, Bldg. 4-4 Array
Bozeman, MT 59715
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Bridger Photonics proposes developing a disruptive metrology probe capable of achieving <10 nm precisions and accuracy with >1 kHz update rates and measurement ranges exceeding 10 cm. This probe will be coupled with OptiPro Systems' 5-axis air-bearing UltraSurf stage to provide optical figure and transmitted wavefront error of large aspheric optics including conformal windows, aerodynamic domes, and corrector optics.