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Table- top 3-D real time holographic nanoscope

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: D16PC00087
Agency Tracking Number: D15C-001-0011
Amount: $154,864.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: ST15C-001
Solicitation Number: 2015.0
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-04-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-07-24
Small Business Information
3831 Harbor Walk Ln, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Fort Collins, CO 80525
United States
DUNS: 962222027
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mario Marconi
 (970) 491-8299
Business Contact
Phone: (970) 215-9210
Research Institution
 Colorado State University
 Jennifer Strange
555 Howes St. \N
Fort Collins, CO 80523
United States

 (970) 491-2083
 Nonprofit College or University

We propose to develop a high-resolution soft x-ray nanoscope based on Fourier Transform Holography which has the very important advantage for real time visualization: 3D images are nearly instantaneously retrieved with a simple 2D Fast Fourier Transform operation. The table-top soft x-ray nanoscope will use for illumination a compact high average power soft x-ray laser that generates high energy pulses with full spatial coherence. This unique high repetition rate soft x-ray laser in combination with an extremely fast and robust image retrieving method will result in a powerful new imaging instrument for the study of morphological, mechanical, and physical properties of samples in a variety of environments in real time. Moreover, utilizing the same setup it will be possible to implement tomo-holography and holographic interferometry that will further potentiate the capabilities of the table-top nanoscope. These modes of operation will add new dimensions to the instrument allowing tomographic images and sub-wavelength resolution interferometry to measure physical changes in nano-structured samples.

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