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SBIR Phase I: Photonic Crystal Slot Waveguide Miniature Spectrometer for…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98905
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0945688
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT5
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Omega Optics, Inc.
8500 Shoal Creek Blvd, Bldg4, Suite 200 Austin, TX 78757-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: Photonic Crystal Slot Waveguide Miniature Spectrometer for In-Situ Groundwater Contaminant and Greenhouse Gas Detection and Identification
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0945688
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will develop a 100 micron long lab-on-a-chip spectrometer to detect benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX) and other compounds in contaminated ground water and methane and nitrous oxides in air emissions. The project will develop a photonic crystal slot waveguide device which will combine slow light effect in photonic crystal waveguides with large optical field intensity in a low index slot at the center of the photonic crystal waveguide. This will allow exact identification of analyte through spectroscopic signatures. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be realized with the successful demonstration of this technology that will permit this chip to be adapted to a wide range of contaminants in water and air media, and hence, could be very useful to activities in the environmental field.

Principal Investigator:

Swapnajit Chakravarty
PhD
5129968833
swapnajit.chakravarty@omegaoptics.com

Business Contact:

Swapnajit Chakravarty
PhD
5129968833
swapnajit.chakravarty@omegaoptics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Omega Optics
10435 BURNET RD STE 108 Austin, TX 78758

EIN/Tax ID: 743016162
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No