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Upconverting Films

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
86313
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0485
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Boston Applied Technologies, Inc.
6F Gill Street Woburn, MA 01801-1721
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Upconverting Films
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0213
Award Amount: $98,992.00
 

Abstract:

Recent advances in the single wavelength excitation to induce upconversion emission in transparent colloids of Lanthanide-doped NaYF4 nanocrystals provide the opportunity for significant performance in biological tagging applications. For many military missions, a cost-effective, ultra-compact, passively infrared detection is also required to take advantage of the weak fluorescence. Upconversion has been shown to be an efficient way to generate visible radiation because high pumping density is not required. Boston Applied Technologies, Inc. (BATi) proposes a multi-wavelength up conversion responsible material made by rare earth-ions co-doped SiO2 glass film that can fulfill the requirement of this solicitation and also provide a method to explore how to improve photon collection and conversion efficiencies, dynamic range, sensitivity, image formation, and resolution, and would enhance efforts in developing tactical optical systems.

Principal Investigator:

Pi-Ling Huang
Staff Scientist
7819352800
plhuang@bostonati.com

Business Contact:

Y. K. Zou
President
7819352800
kzou@bostonati.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BOSTON APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
6F Gill Street Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 510414999
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No