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Compact&Ultra-High Resolution Terahertz Spectroscopic/Fingerprint System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-013-0053
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10A-T013
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
Ocis Technology LLC
4427 E. Turquoise Ave Phoenix, AZ 85028-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Compact&Ultra-High Resolution Terahertz Spectroscopic/Fingerprint System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0027
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this STTR program we will first develop a high power, very narrow linewidth (CW), tunable, compact, room temperature terahertz (THz) spectroscopic system and then use this to begin development of experimentally obtained THz spectra. The THz source is based on our previous simulation and initial experimental demonstration of a novel nested waveguide structure using difference frequency generation which has achieved a power- normalized conversion efficiency of 1.3 x 10-7 W-1, about 23X larger than the best previously reported results and with a spectral linewidth ~ 1-2 MHz. In this work we expect to achieve a power- normalized conversion efficiency of at least 7 x 10-6 W-1, and an absolute output power approaching 1mW. The high conversion efficiency and output power results from the structure of the nested waveguide, which permits independent optimization of the optical pump and THz waveguides.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Tischler
CEO
(602) 317-6249
tisch@ocistech.com

Business Contact:

Michael Tischler
CEO
(602) 317-6249
tisch@ocistech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ocis Technology LLC
4427 E. Turquoise Ave Phoenix, AZ 85028-

EIN/Tax ID: 752985413
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Wisconsin
Research and Sponsored Program
21 North Park St. , Suite 6401
Madison, WI 53715-
Contact: Stephanie Gray
Contact Phone: (608) 262-0237