Photonic Crystal Filter for ASW Operations

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,917.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-06-C-0094
Award Id:
75328
Agency Tracking Number:
N052-119-0021
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2572 White Road, Irvine, CA, 92614
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
188465819
Principal Investigator:
Vladimir Markov
Vice President
(949) 553-0688
vmarkov@metrolaserinc.com
Business Contact:
Cecil Hess
President
(949) 553-0688
cecilh@metrolaserinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
MetroLaser proposes to design and build an innovative ultra-narrow high throughput optical bandpass filter based on the properties of a dielectric photonic crystal structure with a resonant cavity. Such a structure can exhibit an ultra-narrow high-transmission band in the middle of a wide low-transmission stop-band. During Phase I, we will demonstrate experimentally the proof-of-concept for a filter with sub-nm bandpass, high throughput and rejection level in both visible and infrared (IR) regions. We will also develop a complete model of the functional characteristics, based on specific features of photonic crystal structures with a resonant cavity, and develop a strategy for building a prototype of the instrument. The proposed filter is expected to have a bandpass range of 0.1 nm, an acceptance angle of 2,a and an aperture of about 10 inches. During Phase II, a rugged version of the filter will be demonstrated. A compact, low-weight, single-assembly design of the filter will allow it to be retrofitted to existing instruments and provide a stable performance in harsh operating environments.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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