Broadband Snapshot Complete Imaging Stokes Polarimeter

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER86346
Agency Tracking Number:
86258
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
I Technology Applications
2663 Wayside Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert Sampson
Dr
(734) 604-2733
resampsonita@aol.com
Business Contact:
Robert Sampson
Dr
(734) 604-2733
resampsonita@aol.com
Research Institution:
U of Arizona
Eustace Dereniak
1630 E Univ Blvd
Tucson, AZ, 85721

Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This project will develop a visible polarimeter for providing the broadband spatial and polarization information needed for defense nuclear nonproliferation applications. The proposed sensor uses a Savart plate snapshot imaging polarimeter with an achromatic Fourier transforming, AFT lens system. The AFT lens system is used as the polarimeter¿s rear optics in a unique configuration designed to provide polarization and spatial information simultaneously. Phase I will concentrate on the design of the broadband polarimeter and components. In Phase II, a prototype instrument will be fabricated and tested. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The proposed sensor should provide information for heretofore unsolvable problems in medicine, geology, defense, and the environment.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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