Upconverting Films

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,992.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-08-C-0213
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0485
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB072-034
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
BOSTON APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
6F Gill Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114584175
Principal Investigator:
Pi-Ling Huang
Staff Scientist
(781) 935-2800
plhuang@bostonati.com
Business Contact:
Y. Zou
President
(781) 935-2800
kzou@bostonati.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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