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STTR Phase I: An Ultra Compact and Low Cost Raman Analyzer Based on Slitless…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88496
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0740826
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ProSpect Photonics, Inc.
75 Fifth Street N.W. Suite 314 Atlanta, GA 30308-1037
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: STTR Phase I: An Ultra Compact and Low Cost Raman Analyzer Based on Slitless Volume Holographic Spectrometers
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0740826
Award Amount: $104,071.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project is focused on the feasibility study of a new ultra-compact, low-cost, and robust low-resolution (around 1 nm) Raman analyzer system. The proposed system is based on slitless volume holographic spectrometers and has a better overall performance compared to the other systems based on conventional spectrometers. Reducing the size and the cost of the Raman systems are highly desired for different biological applications. Recently proposed slitless spectrometers that are based on volume holographic elements have the advantage of integrating the functionalities of several optical components into a single volume hologram. The proposed research is the feasibility study of developing a Raman system based on these slitless spectrometers. New innovative modifications will be considered to considerably reduce the size and the cost of the system. The proposed Raman analyzer will have a broad range of applications in the fields of biochemistry, medicine, pharmaceuticals, industrial quality assurance, homeland security, mineralogy, and environmental purposes. The ultra-compact and low-cost nature of the proposed instruments makes them a good choice of handheld sensing devices that are of high current demand in several fields mentioned above. The use of volume holograms (which are typically recorded in low-cost materials like photopolymers) to replace multiple bulky optics (e.g., slit, collimating lens, and grating of the spectrometer, and lens and thin-film filters of the excitation and collimation subsystems in a Raman analyzer) is an important enabling technology that can impact several applications (e.g., imaging and sensing) beyond the proposed functionalities.

Principal Investigator:

Arash Karbaschi
PhD
4044354254
arash@ece.gatech.edu

Business Contact:

Arash Karbaschi
PhD
4044354254
arash@ece.gatech.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

ProSpect Photonics, Inc.
75 Fifth Street N.W. Suite 314 Atlanta, GA 30308

EIN/Tax ID: 260418949
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Georgia Tech Research
505 Tenth Street
Atlanta, GA 30332
Contact: R. Paul Hart
Contact Phone: (770) 437-8048
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university