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Spectrally Tunable Infrared Optical Filters Based on Nano-Structured Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97988
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A101-019-0184
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 10-019
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Raydex Technology, Inc.
18 Eldred St, Lexington, MA 02420-1431
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Spectrally Tunable Infrared Optical Filters Based on Nano-Structured Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W909MY-10-C-0047
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to develop a technology to enable the fabrication of electronically tunable optical filter, such as beam splitter, in infrared spectrum for incoherent light. Electronically tunable Optical filters, such as beam splitters, are desired in infrared imaging systems, such as night vision thermal imaging system. Such filters can significantly reduce the complexity of the optics in imaging system and help to enable a lightweight, small volume and automated imaging system with significant improved capability. The proposed effort will use low-refractive-index nano-rod thin film materials for tunable optical filter fabrication. The nano scale feature size of the nano-rod has negligible scattering effect and can enable a nano-rod layer a viable optical thin film in multilayer structure. The advantage of the proposed effect is that such nano-rod thin films can enable variety of sophisticated spectrally-tunable optical filters with broad spectrally-tunable range. The intellectual merit mainly lies in technical challenges for nano-structured material fabrication, and the optical filter design by combining the optical property and the nano-structure of the low-refractive-index materials.

Principal Investigator:

Jingqun Xi
President
6177632711
raydex.info@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Jingqun Xi
President
6177632711
smattox@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Raydex Technology, Inc.
655 Concord Ave, Unit 704 Cambridge, MA 02138

EIN/Tax ID: 270994678
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No