SBIR Phase I: Ultrafast Self-Reactive Laser Eye Protection Devices

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0945488
Agency Tracking Number: 0945488
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: NM
Solicitation Number: NSF 09-541
Small Business Information
40 Corporate Park Drive, Hopewell Junction, NY, 12533
DUNS: 129457037
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Ben Tang
 (330) 677-9745
Business Contact
 Ben Tang
Title: Dr.
Phone: (330) 677-9745
Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to develop an innovative, ultra-fast, self-reactive laser eye protection (LEP) device. Made from vanadium dioxide (VOx) nano particles, this novel LEP will best protect human eyes and optical sensors from laser injury in the visible to short wave infrared (SWIR). Since the new LEP device has an extremely low optical limiting threshold as compared to the state-of-the-art carbon nanotube based LEP, it would not require a focal lens array for application. Another advantage is that the device is solid state and can be fabricated on ballistic proof polycarbonate (PC) substrates. Lastly, the LEP device doesn't need external power, thus eliminating the concerns about possible power failure.

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