Optical Signal Enhancement in Microcavity Resonators

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$126,327.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43EB000976-01
Agency Tracking Number:
EB000976
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
INTELLIGENT OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
INTELLIGENT OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC., 2520 W 237TH ST, TORRANCE, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
INDU SAXENA
(310) 530-7130
SBIRPROPOSALS@INTOPSYS.COM
Business Contact:
(310) 530-7130
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc. (lOS) proposes to develop an innovative, optical fiber probe, or optode, that will improve collection efficiency of the probe by an order of magnitude and improve the sensitivity of target molecule sensing and imaging devices in medical applications. By fabricating submicron structures in glass, we will enhance optical signals in microcavity structure optodes. The proposed approach combines the usual fluorescent fiber optode detector with two new techniques: microcavity structures and alternating index clad fiber. This optode design increases the amount of light seen by the detector. Such an effect is achieved by the ability of periodic dielectric microcavity structures to modify the radiation properties of light inside the structure.

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