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.
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