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Solid-State Optical Temporal Analyzer with Picosecond Resolution and Picowatt…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
18164
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18164
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Picometrix LLC
2925 Boardwalk Ann Arbor, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: Solid-State Optical Temporal Analyzer with Picosecond Resolution and Picowatt Sensitivity
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

Picotronix Inc. will integrate the world's fastest photodetector with an equally fast optoelectronic sampling gate to develop the "Solid State Optical Temporal Analyzer with Picosecond Resolution and Picowatt Sensitivity." The combination of 1-ps response, 1-pW/Hz sensitivity, and 100 dB dynamic range obtained simultaneously in a 1 cm-size, robust, all-solid-state detector represents a major leap forward in the measurement of high speed optical signals. It will be sensitive to 1 nm (2 keV x-rays) through 1600 nm radiation. Applications include: compact optical ranging for micron-resolution 3-D imaging; automobile sensors; and novel ultrafast scientific instrumentation. The technique of time-gated imaging of a dispersed picosecond optical pulse as it emerges from a scattering medium will be demonstrated. The ability to image a 1-mm size object buried within a scattering medium will have a profound impact of early, x-ray-free detection of breast tumors.

Principal Investigator:

Steven Williamson
3137634881

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Picotronix, Inc.
2553 Bunkerhill Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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