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Dualband Polarization Sensitive Quantum Dot Detectors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
83367
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F074-027-0028
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NDP Optronics LLC.
236 Saint Martins Dr SE Mableton, GA 30126
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Dualband Polarization Sensitive Quantum Dot Detectors
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0137
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed innovation will prove the feasibility of developing a spectral tunable and polarization sensitive quantum dot (QD) based detector in the 2-14 micron range. The aim is to satisfy the U.S. Air Force (USAF) requirements for passive spectral and polarization sensing in the infrared range without external filtering components and polarizers. The approach for achieving this challenge is to use a spectrally tunable QD detector structure integrated with a surface plasmon/grid polarizer based light coupling layer. The basic detector structure will consist of QD layer (InAs/GaAs), and double barrier layer (undoped GaAs) for tunneling, and a layer(undoped GaAs) with a metal grid for polarization. The proposed detector will allow the development of new polarization sensitive systems which will not require external polarizers or wavelength selection. This will reduce the weight requirements in sensor systems making them more widely applicable. By using adjcent pixels with perpendicular gratings the polarization components can be measured.

Principal Investigator:

S. G. Matsik
Research Associate
4046512847
smatsik@aol.com

Business Contact:

Unil Perera
President
7709481505
uperera@comcast.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

NDP OPTRONICS LLC.
236 Saint Martins Dr SE Mableton, GA 30126

EIN/Tax ID: 010702370
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
GEORGIA STATE UNIV.
University Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30303
Contact: Albertha Barret
Contact Phone: (404) 651-4350
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university