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Efficient Low-Dark-Count Detector for Photon Counting

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Award ID:
84383
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
409-08
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Voxtel, Inc.
15985 NW Schendel Avenue Suite 200 Beaverton, OR 97006-6703
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Efficient Low-Dark-Count Detector for Photon Counting
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: SB1341-08-SE-0665
Award Amount: $90,000.00
 

Abstract:

Voxtel proposes to develop fiber-coupled near-infrared avalanche photodiode (APD) receivers with photon detection efficiency (PDE) and dark count rate (DCR) with more than two orders of magnitude faster maximum count rate (MCR) than Geiger-mode APDs, which are constrained by a fundamental tradeoff between DCR and MCR: if the APD is cooled to reduce DCR, then its dead time must increase to avoid afterpulsing, which reduces MCR.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Huntington
9712335646
andrewh@voxtel-inc.com

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Voxtel, Inc.
12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 230 Beaverton, OR 97005

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