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Next Generation Semiconductor-Based Radiation Detectors Using Cadmium Magnesium Telluride

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …pose to perform extensive studies to gain a clear understanding of the basic material properties and their relation to material performance. Through these studies we will determine the optimum growth and doping techniques that result in high quality CdMgTe crystals with the… more

AOTF Based Spectro-Polarimetric Imaging System For Stand Off Chemical Detection

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: We propose an Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter (AOTF) Spectropolarimetric Imaging System for Enhanced Standoff Chemical Detection at Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) wavelengths. This work entails development of suitable LWIR material, design of the LWIR AOTF, and design of the… more

Frequency-Agile Heterodyne-Driven MMW Signal Generator

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … in this range would invalidate such an approach. Recognizing this basic limitation, the proposed work will generate a high-quality tunable signal by heterodyning phase-correlated optical tones combining high power and low noise. In contrast to conventional RF-photonics… more

Nonlinear-DSP-Enabled RF-Photonic Link

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … increasing processing power of the dedicating computing processors has availed a steady increase in the ability of complex communication systems to deal with impairments as well as allowing higher capacities in the information transfer. On the other hand, RF photonic links,… more

High-Efficiency Polarization-Insensitive Diffraction Grating for All-Glass Monolithic SBC Fiber Laser System

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Spectral beam combination (SBC) of fiber lasers is the most practical approach to DEW-class HELs using diode-pumped fiber lasers. Use of conventional diffraction gratings to combine wavelengths is limited in that metal is inherently absorbing. Regardless of the metal layer thickness, optical power… more

Low-Noise, Parametric, Photonic Oscillator in Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) Band

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … low-noise oscillator within the conventional NIR window, its equivalent requires qualitatively new physics when operated at wavelengths beyond 1700nm. Recognizing that new semiconductor physics is unlikely, this proposal describes a new technical path to SWIR photonic… more

Mode Adapting Etched Air Taper Fiber Optic Pump Combiner

Company: Optical Engines Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …ndle multi-kW power levels. What is truly needed is a systems approach to DE fiber laser pump integration that seamlessly integrates multi kW levels of pump light simultaneously in both the co and counter pumped directions in both LMS step index fiber and Photonic … more

Dynamic Frequency Passive Millemeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

Company: Phase Sensitive Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … at these higher frequencies is challenging. The approach is taken by Phase Sensitive Innovations involves conversion of the collected radio frequency signals to optical frequencies, where these signals are relatively narrowband and can be processed using conventional photonic… more

Ruggedized, Ultra-Compact, High Dynamic Range, Dual-Output Wideband Electro-Optic Modulator

Company: Phase Sensitive Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this SBIR effort we will develop and analyze (Phase I) a new design and packaging approach for an ultra-compact, dual-output wideband Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) for low noise figure (NF) and high dynamic range radio-frequency (RF) photonic link applications. We will provide… more

Dynamic Macroparticle filtering for copper on RF couplers

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …stainless steel that could meet the conflicting requirements of the RF coupler: stainless steel block heat on the outside while copper conducts RF power efficiently on the inside. In this project we will improve upon our coating solution by using an innovative particle filter… more

Diamond membrane-based X-ray optics: Fresnel zone plates, beam stops, and grids

Company: Advanced Diamond TechNologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The continuous push towards higher photon energies and higher imaging resolution has brought current state- of-theart X-ray focusing zone plates to a limit of 20 nm resolution at & lt;10 keV photon energies. Zone plates for focusing with same or better resolution at energies… more

Development of Large-Aperture Periodically Poled Magnesium Oxide-doped Lithium Niobate

Company: AdvR Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) with periodically-poled nonlinear crystals is a key technology in the development of accelerator laser systems because such systems enable broadband amplification of high-energy laser pulses over a wide range of different… more

High Fidelity Heralded On Demand Single Photon Source

Company: AdvR Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: To provide reliably secure communications, development of practical quantum optical devices for ground-to-space quantum key distribution is a necessity. The overall goal of this Air Force effort is to develop and deliver a single photon source based on heralding to… more

Comprehensive, Time-Resolved Molecular Speciation of Gaseous and Particulate Organic Constituents in the Atmosphere

Company: Aerosol Dynamics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … thermal desorption GC/MS with online derivatization. Both the precursor and resulting SOA products will be measured by a single detector providing consistent quantification. Further, using an aerosol collector ahead of the I/VOC measurement provides a regenerating filter to… more

Supperlattice Doped APDs for Improved UV Sensitivity in Scintillator Calorimetry

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … SPECT and PET, which use blue-UV emitting scintillators, would directly benefit from advances in the proposed technology. Likewise, hand held instruments and vehicle portals used for monitoring nuclear material movement using UV emitting scintillation crystals would… more

Theory-Based High-QE Photocathode Development

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …lm fabrication. Technology commercialization efforts will be undertaken in parallel with the research. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The ability to consistently make photocathodes with high QE at high yields will substantially lower the cost per detected photon… more

Low-Noise, High-Efficiency Geiger Photodiode for Quantum Cryptography

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The mechanics of single photons can be used to entangle information carry quantum states, allowing for quantum computation or random number generation. Quantum communication utilizes the quantum nature of single-photons to retain information, particularly in the form of quantum… more

Low cost infrared naNospectroscopy

Company: Anasys Instruments Corp Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … by Dazzi et al provides ~100X improvement in spatial resolution over conventional infrared microspectroscopy, enabling chemical analysis at the nanoscale. It has already been successfully applied to many applications, including polymer composites and films, photonic devices,… more

Efficient Photometry

Company: Applied Defense Solutions Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … and requires no special hardware, the approach should be easily applicable to a wide range of currently operational optical SSA sensors, ranging from Raven-class telescopes to SST, and even SBSS. The approach can be shown to be beneficial even for clear filtered sensors… more

Near-Field Velocity Measurement System for Wind Tunnel Testing

Company: Applied University Research Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … a single transceiver lens design. Second, to avoid the long fiber optics cables required for the SM3LDV for use in the 16T wind tunnel exhibit non-linear phenomena that significantly degrade probe performance, an environment chamber will be constructed to house the photonics… more

Advanced Laser Driver for Inertial Fusion Energy

Company: Aqwest Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … ultra-short pulse laser weapons. The proposed project will adapt the EPDL technology to laser acceleration, thus leveraging prior and current US Army investment. In Phase I, we will conduct engineering design, analysis, and fabricate an innovative composite laser crystal. In… more

Cloud-Based Efficient Data Analysis and Reduction (CEDAR)

Company: Architecture Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …based Efficient Data Analysis and Reduction (CEDAR) system, a novel hardware and software solution to efficiently increase and manage shared compute resources located within an autonomous vehicle to run mission-specific software that analyzes, combines, and filters sensor data… more

Variable Precision Filters

Company: The Athena Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In this Phase I SBIR project, the Athena Group, Inc., will develop a mathematical framework and expert system design tool for robust and highly efficient filter design. The developed tool will be capable of designing filters that have challenging requirements, such as… more

Quantum-Entanglement Based QKD Security Guarantee Over QoS-Driven 3-D Satellite Networks

Company: G A Tyler Assoc. Inc. dba the Optical Sciences Co. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …o provide a robust classical channel between the transmitter and receiver. In addition the standard polarization based protocol is enhanced by using MUB states in time (or perhaps space) to improve channel capacity and security by ensuring that each detected photon carries… more

Advanced laser protection devices based on thermally fixed hidden gratings and reversed-mode PSCT light switches

Company: Boston Applied Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This proposal is to develop a non focal plane laser protection device for the Army and other DoD agencies. The device will be composed of single-crystal plates with hidden reflective/diffraction gratings, which can be revealed with exposure to strong pulsed or continuous laser,… more