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A Monolithically Integrated Multi-spectral Polarimetric Photodetector and focal…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86675
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-083-0624
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied NanoFemto Technologies LLC
181 Stedmen Street, Unit #2 Lowell, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: A Monolithically Integrated Multi-spectral Polarimetric Photodetector and focal plane array
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-M-1335
Award Amount: $99,994.00
 

Abstract:

Polarization sensitive multi-spectral photodetectors are of great importance in target detection, characterization and discrimination. Most current existing multi-spectral sensing systems employ dispersive optics (gratings or prisms), or external polarizer technologies to obtain spectral and polarimetric characteristics of targets. These systems are usually heavy, bulky, having arrow incident angles, and unable to simultaneously detecting polarizations at different angles. The SBIR proposal aims to develop a new type of monolithically integrated polarimetric photodetector capable of voltage-tunable waveband selection and simultaneous polarization sensing with significantly reduced device size and enhanced reliability. Successfully developing the proposed innovation is expected to provide an enabling technology for ultra-compact, waveband and polarization agile imaging systems suitable for space and airborne applications. In phase I, a preliminary monolithically integrated polarimetric photodetector with wide-spectral coverage (2-14 micro-meter), high polarization extinction ratio, and voltage-tunabl waveband selection will be developed for proof-of-concept demonstration. In Phase II, an ultra-compact focal plane array (FPA) prototype with voltage-tunable waveband selection and simultaneous polarimetric imaging capability will be developed and hybridized with readout circuits. A preliminary voltage-tunable multi-spectral polarimetric IR camera will be also demonstrated and delivered to Air Force research lab in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Zhengmao Ye
Research Scientist
9787614293
gmc_afnt@yahoo.com

Business Contact:

Jing Chen
President
9787614293
jing_chen_afnt@yahoo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED NANOFEMTO TECHNOLOGIES LLC
181 Stedman St. Suite #2 Lowell, MA 01851

EIN/Tax ID: 204521275
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No