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High Resolution Radiation Detection with Sub-Micron Light Trapping Structures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
74402
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
T051-006-0135
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: High Resolution Radiation Detection with Sub-Micron Light Trapping Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: HDTRA1-05-P-0095
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

Intelligent Optical Systems proposes to develop an innovative optical fiber radiation detector whose light trapping efficiency will be greater than an order of magnitude higher than current radiation detectors. Photonic crystal-like optical fibers with novel liquid scintillating cores will be evaluated and tested. These novel photonic crystal light emitting fibers, or PCLEFs, are expected to have high light efficiency due to the quantum-confinement effect, and will increase sensitivity in numerous radiation sensing applications. The proposed technological advance will improve light efficiency in radiation detection, and thereby the sensitivity of radiation imaging devices, primarily in homeland defense, security, and medical (radiation therapy) applications. In Phase I, we will demonstrate an increase of the spontaneous emission response to radiation, at room temperature, that will suffice for energy resolution of 1% or better. The proposed technology will have societal benefits, in that it will help to obtain earlier and timely responses to radiation in homeland security applications, and for medical diagnostics. The understanding gained during this PCLEF development program will be applicable to a wide range of light emitter and detector designs. This technology also has potential implications for energy-savings in reducing the cost of luminous intensity per watt of electrical power consumption.

Principal Investigator:

Indu Saxena
Senior Scientist
3105307130
sbirproposals@intopsys.com

Business Contact:

Robert A. Lieberman
President
3105307130
rlieberman@intopsys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTELLIGENT OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 954680779
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No