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Optical Stochastic Resonance Detector

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
29003
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
29003
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Micro Optics Technologies, Inc
8608 University Green #5 Middleton, WI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Optical Stochastic Resonance Detector
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,866.00
 

Abstract:

Stochastic resonance is an effect in which a nonlinear system amplifies a weak and noisy modulated signal. Some signals that are too weak for direct detection can be measured using stochastic resonance systems. This project Will examine the feasibility of developing an optical stochastic resonance detector (OSRD). A prototype OSRD will be constructed based on a photorefractive ring resonator configuration. Measurements will be performed in different noise environments in order to determine the operating characteristics and limitations of the system. It is expected that future versions of the OSRD can be miniaturized using low power diode lasers and photorefractive fibers. Consequently, the OSRD has the potential to be a compact and convenient device for measuring extremely weak and noisy optical signals.

Principal Investigator:

Bradley M. Jost, Ph.d.
6088310655

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Micro-optics Technologies,
P.o. Box 620377 Middleton, WI 53562

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