Broadband UV to SWIR Focal Plane with Single Photon Capabilities

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0628
Agency Tracking Number: 09SB1-0095
Amount: $99,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: SB091-005
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
LightSpin Technologies, Inc.
4407 Elm Street, Suite 300, Chevy Chase, MD, 20824
DUNS: 089164565
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Harmon
 V.P. of Research
 (508) 809-9052
 harmon@lightspintech.com
Business Contact
 David Salzman
Title: President
Phone: (301) 656-7600
Email: salzman@lightspintech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
LightSpin Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop a broadband photodetector technology with high quantum efficiency and low noise spanning the wavelength range of 200 -- 2500 nm. LightSpin's unique approach enables full darkness-to-daylight operation with single photon sensitivity, more than 20 bits of dynamic range, automatic gain control and suppression of saturation and blooming effects. The approach readily scales to megapixel focal plane arrays and enables spectral binning with minimal signal loss.

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