Photonic Crystal Filter for ASW Operations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-06-C-0094
Agency Tracking Number: N052-119-0021
Amount: $79,917.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-119
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
2572 White Road, Irvine, CA, 92614
DUNS: 188465819
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vladimir Markov
 Vice President
 (949) 553-0688
Business Contact
 Cecil Hess
Title: President
Phone: (949) 553-0688
Research Institution
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.

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