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High resolution multispectral imaging with plasmon lensing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0072
Agency Tracking Number: F064-006-0528
Amount: $99,929.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-T006
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-08-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-05-03
Small Business Information
825 S. Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
United States
DUNS: 195754056
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ravi Verma
 Senior Scientist
 (626) 471-9712
 ravi.verma@tanner.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Dinniene
Title: Controller
Phone: (626) 471-9778
Email: kevin@tanner.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

It is desirable to make high resolution imagers that simultaneously acquire multispectral information from the same spatial locations; doing so enables a number of target detection and tracking applications. Currently, image resolution is limited by the pixel pitch which cannot be reduced below optical diffraction and carrier diffusion limited values, and by the need to have different pixels respond to different wavelengths. Other approaches are either exponentially more expensive (e.g. making larger imagers), or impractical to implement (e.g. stacking pixels that respond to different wavelengths). Thus, a new technology is required wherein the pixel size can be reduced to below the limits set forth by diffusion and diffraction, and wherein each pixel can simultaneously collect information from multiple spectral bands. In this proposal, we will use the multispectral plasmon lensing to that end. During Phase I, we will demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed device with finite different time domain (FDTD) and finite difference Frequency domain (FDFD) simulations and with experimental demonstrations of the proposed multispectral plasmon lensing.

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