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Resonant cavity spectrometer on a chip

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F10B-T39-0239
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF10-BT39
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
ITN Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127-4107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Resonant cavity spectrometer on a chip
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-11-C-0032
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: This Small Business Technology Transfer Research phase I program will develop a new class of chip level high resolution spectrometers using waveguide coupled resonant cavities. The basic concept can be used from visible to long wave IR wavelengths, limited only by available detector arrays and materials for low loss waveguides. Our proposed development will concentrate on short wave IR including the telecommunications bands around 1.3 and 1.5m. This will leverage our recent development of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) hybrid plasmonic/dielectric waveguides. The phase I effort provides a balanced mix of optical modeling and fabrication of key sub-components to provide a proof of concept demonstration by the end of the phase I effort. BENEFIT: High resolution, compact spectrometers have great potential for diverse applications including chemical and biological sensing, security screening, material characterization, and communications. The availability of highly sensitive, low power, low cost compact spectrometers will greatly expand field applications.

Principal Investigator:

Russell Hollingsworth
senior scientist
(303) 285-5154
rhollingsworth@itnes.com

Business Contact:

Debra Werges
Contract Administrator
(303) 285-5129
dwerges@itnes.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ITN Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127-4107

EIN/Tax ID: 841582609
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401-1887
Contact: Ralph Brown
Contact Phone: (303) 273-3538