Glass Inks for Three-Dimensional Printed Fiber Preforms and Telescope Optics

Rebecca Dylla-Spears | 19-ERD-020

Executive Summary

We will develop new glass inks needed to create novel three-dimensional-printed fiber-laser preforms and three-dimension-printed gradient index telescope optics. The capability to produce glass with tailored compositions unlocks a new degree of freedom for designers and could impact the size, weight, and power of optical systems for future national security-related missions.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Koroush, S., et al. 2020. "Additive Manufacturing of Optical Quality Germania-Silica Glasses." ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 12:6736–6741. doi: 10.1021/acsami.9b21136. LLNL-JRNL-770218

Nguyen, D. T., et al. 2019. "3D Printing of Compositional Gradients Using the Microfluidic Circuit Analogy." Advanced& Materials Technologies 4 (12):1900784. doi: 10.1002/admt.201900784. LLNL-JRNL-783138