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Metasurface Photonics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-21-C-0004
Agency Tracking Number: F18A-005-0115
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF18A-T005
Solicitation Number: 18.A
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-12-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-06-04
Small Business Information
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102
Piscataway, NJ 08854-0000
United States
DUNS: 787144807
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Arul Arjunan
 Senior Scientist
 (732) 302-9274
Business Contact
 Dr. Gary S. Tompa
Phone: (732) 302-9274
Research Institution
 Dr.Igal Brenner
 Dr. Igal Brener Dr. Igal Brener
PO Box5800
Albuquerque, NM 87185-0000
United States

 (505) 844-8097
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

The Mid-and Long-Infrared (mid-IR and LW-IR)spectral region (~3to 12 um) is very important for many military, biomedical,and industrial applications. Most conventional optical device materials materials are opaque to these wavelengths (>3 μm).Mid-(and LW-) IR optics are much more expensive and often have lower quality than visible or near-infrared optical components. Conversely, optical meta surfaces (artificial or artificially structured materials) with wavelength-scale thicknesses and, in some cases, on-demand electromagnetic responses, offer a promising solution for cost-effective, high-performance ultra-compact infrared optics. Traditional lenses (visible or IR) use a piece of curved glass to focus light, but to reduce distortions or cover a longer zoom range,multiple optics are used,creating large and weighty telephoto lenses or giant telescopes. The metamaterial lens (metalens) is flat,reducing much of the distortion, physical size,weight and, importantly, the need for many layers of optical lenses. It is important to note that metalenses can be readily fabricated using standard semiconductor mass production lithography techniques enabling low cost large area high-volume optics manufacturing. This SBIR project is designing, fabricating, packaging, testing,and implementing flat metalenses for Mid-IR and LW-IR applications by producing and delivering flat optics materials with industrial scale process.

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