TechConnect Innovation Program

High-power Laser Filament Mirror

UCF Office of Research & Commercialization, FL, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

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.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 523

Website: http://tt.research.ucf.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners