Onyx Optics, Inc.

6551 Sierra Lane
Dublin, CA 94568
http://www.onyxoptics.com
24 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 20
Total Value of Awards $7.03MM
First Award Date 08/04/93
Most Recent Award Date 08/31/15

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Meissner Dr. Helmuth Meissner 14 Message
Meissner Helmuth Meissner 3
Mu Xiaodong Mu 2 Message
Meissner Stephanie Meissner 2 Message
Li Da Li 1 Message

20 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: A11-012
Budget: 08/31/15 - 12/01/17
PI: Da Li

Currently, efficiencies of frequency quadrupled 236.5-nm DUV lasers from 946-nm Nd:YAG output are low and beam quality is not even close to LUSTER specifications, due to the unfavorable quasi- three-level laser transition and the spatial walk-off of the nonlinear optical (NLO) crystals during frequency conversions. Therefore, the approach is ine...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A11-012
Budget: 07/11/13 - 07/10/15

Yb:YAG crystalline fiber lasers can have a 9 times higher power limit (16.9 kW vs 1.89 kW) for narrowband lasers than a Yb-silica fiber laser due to the higher thermal conductivity (10.7 vs 1.38 W/m C) and the reduced SBS (stimulated Brillouin scattering) gain coefficient (10**(-15) to 10**(-12) vs 10**(-11) m/W). Thus, there are many efforts un...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-1-S1.01
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

The overall objective is to demonstrate the concept of Yb:YAG crystalline fiber MOPA laser and investigation the technical feasibility toward 50 mJ single frequency MOPA system in the Phase-II research. Onyx Optics crystalline fiber waveguides are made from true rare-earth doped YAG crystals with Adhesive-Free Bond (AFB®) technology. Compared wi...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-1-S2.03
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

Single crystal silicon is a desirable mirror substrate for scan mirrors in space telescopes. As diameters of mirrors become larger, existing manufacturing capabilities of single crystal silicon (SCSi) cannot supply sizes that are larger than about 450 mm in diameter. Onyx Optics proposes to develop a process based on our established technique of...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N112-105
Budget: 10/06/11 - 04/05/12

The proposed process improvements leading to cost reductions would be implemented gradually during the course of a Phase I effort, starting with a process that is well in control and adding one variable at a time. The strategy that is proposed to reduce the cost of polishing sapphire plates of 12" x 18" x0.25" addresses the following cost elemen...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A11-012
Budget: 06/10/11 - 12/14/11

The Phase I effort aims to demonstrate a new approach to coilable crystalline fiber lasers that builds on Onyx Optics experience of manufacturing adhesive-free composite waveguide structures to produce bendable double-core laser ribbons. Onyx Optics proposes to focus on the manufacturing and characterization aspects of the technology because i...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N08-134
Budget: 07/31/09 - 08/02/11

The technical feasibility of mechanical and optical property requirements of mid-IR sapphire windows has been established on samples taken from small sapphire composites during the course of the Phase I effort. The critical hurdles to be overcome for producing sapphire windows of 760x760x20mm by adhesive-free edge bonding consist of the process ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N08-134
Budget: 08/28/08 - 03/28/09

Onyx Optics, Inc. proposes to apply its patented AFB® (Adhesive-Free Bond) composites process that has been developed for solid state laser components to the edge bonding fabrication of IR windows. The key process step is to obtain optical contact between the components to be bonded, followed by heat treatment. There are a number of techniques o...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF06-111
Budget: 04/23/07 - 08/23/09

The Phase II Proposal will address walk-off correction of non-linear crystals. The expected result from the proposed work is a defined strategy for the production of critically or non-critically phase matched walk-off corrected assemblies of uniaxial and biaxial crystals that allows their fabrication and use in efficient frequency converting las...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF06-111
Budget: 04/26/06 - 08/26/07

Tunable solid state mid-IR lasers are desirable for many applications, including remote sensing, trace gas detection, multispectral imaging and optical communications in poor visibility conditions and molecular spectroscopy. Solid state lasers that operate at wavelengths longer than about 4 ìm typically have low efficiency and low output power ...

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