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SBIR Phase I: Ultrafast Self-Reactive Laser Eye Protection Devices

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
91166
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0945488
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kent Optronics, Inc
40 Corporate Park Drive Hopewell Junction, NY 12533-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: SBIR Phase I: Ultrafast Self-Reactive Laser Eye Protection Devices
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0945488
Award Amount: $149,999.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to develop an innovative, ultra-fast, self-reactive laser eye protection (LEP) device. Made from vanadium dioxide (VOx) nano particles, this novel LEP will best protect human eyes and optical sensors from laser injury in the visible to short wave infrared (SWIR). Since the new LEP device has an extremely low optical limiting threshold as compared to the state-of-the-art carbon nanotube based LEP, it would not require a focal lens array for application. Another advantage is that the device is solid state and can be fabricated on ballistic proof polycarbonate (PC) substrates. Lastly, the LEP device doesn't need external power, thus eliminating the concerns about possible power failure.

Principal Investigator:

Ben Tang
Dr.
3306779745
Bentang@kentoptronics.com

Business Contact:

Ben Tang
Dr.
3306779745
Bentang@kentoptronics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Kent Optronics, Inc.
40 Corporate Park Drive Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

EIN/Tax ID: 341912725
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No