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SBIR Phase I: Improved Metal Oxide Magneto-Optical Indicator Films and Method…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98838
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0945136
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AM5
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
575 McCorkle Blvd. Westerville, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: Improved Metal Oxide Magneto-Optical Indicator Films and Method of Fabrication
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0945136
Award Amount: $149,997.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is intended to investigate the feasibility of enhanced magneto-optic thin garnet films, capable of converting magnetic field intensity to optical data using Faraday polarization rotation, and fabrication of such films using a novel method of manufacturing all-dielectric metal oxides. This type of thin film is known as an "in-plane" film because the magnetization vector lies in the plane of the substrate and must be distinguished from the "out-of-plane" thick films that are used in large quantities in optical communications (e.g. for isolators and circulators), and in some electrical current sensors. With the projected film properties and proposed system design, it is estimated that magneto-optical imagers (MOIs) can resolve spatial magnetic features of less than 200 nm and magnetic field strengths of less than 100 nanotesla (which corresponds to electrical currents of less than 10

Principal Investigator:

Mahavir R. Sanghavi
DPhil
6148912243
msanghavi@lakeshore.com

Business Contact:

Mahavir R. Sanghavi
DPhil
6148912243
msanghavi@lakeshore.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Lake Shore Cryotronics Inc
575 MCCORKLE BLVD Westerville, OH 43082

EIN/Tax ID: 310914553
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No