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Upconverting Films

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0213
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0485
Amount: $98,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-034
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-02-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-09-30
Small Business Information
6F Gill Street
Woburn, MA 01801
United States
DUNS: 114584175
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Pi-Ling Huang
 Staff Scientist
 (781) 935-2800
Business Contact
 Y. Zou
Title: President
Phone: (781) 935-2800
Research Institution

Recent advances in the single wavelength excitation to induce upconversion emission in transparent colloids of Lanthanide-doped NaYF4 nanocrystals provide the opportunity for significant performance in biological tagging applications. For many military missions, a cost-effective, ultra-compact, passively infrared detection is also required to take advantage of the weak fluorescence. Upconversion has been shown to be an efficient way to generate visible radiation because high pumping density is not required. Boston Applied Technologies, Inc. (BATi) proposes a multi-wavelength up conversion responsible material made by rare earth-ions co-doped SiO2 glass film that can fulfill the requirement of this solicitation and also provide a method to explore how to improve photon collection and conversion efficiencies, dynamic range, sensitivity, image formation, and resolution, and would enhance efforts in developing tactical optical systems.

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