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Metasurface optics for compact and scalable polarization cameras

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-18-P-0024
Agency Tracking Number: F18A-005-0173
Amount: $148,002.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF18A-T005
Solicitation Number: 2018.0
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-09-15
Small Business Information
WESTON, MA 02493
United States
DUNS: 087821267
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Devlin
 (215) 429-1656
Business Contact
 Gilbert Riley
Phone: (617) 448-9449
Research Institution
 Harvard University
 Federico Capasso
1033 Massachusetts Avenue 5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

 (617) 496-3034
 Nonprofit College or University

Metasurfaces are a fascinating new direction for producing small form factor optical elements that can be directly integrated with a variety of sensors and illumination sources. Metasurfaces have received extensive attention for their potential applications in imaging optics as they enable significantly more compact camera modules with enhanced functionality and because the unit processes to create metasurface optics are compatible with those used to fabricate CMOS image sensors. Metasurfaces, however, also enable many applications in polarization optics. The present proposal ties these two broad application areas together and aims to develop metasurfaces components for ultracompact, inexpensive polarization cameras. Such cameras may find application in contrast enhancement for remote sensing, 3D imaging, security applications, and autonomous vehicles, among many other applications.

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