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

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$149,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0945488
Agency Tracking Number:
0945488
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NM
Solicitation Number:
NSF 09-541
Small Business Information
Kent Optronics, Inc.
40 Corporate Park Drive, Hopewell Junction, NY, 12533
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
129457037
Principal Investigator
 Ben Tang
 Dr.
 (330) 677-9745
 Bentang@kentoptronics.com
Business Contact
 Ben Tang
Title: Dr.
Phone: (330) 677-9745
Email: Bentang@kentoptronics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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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