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Upconverting Films

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0137
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0485
Amount: $748,822.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-034
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-03-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2012-06-30
Small Business Information
6F Gill Street
Woburn, MA 01801
United States
DUNS: 114584175
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Xiaomei Guo
 Material Engineer
 (781) 935-2800
Business Contact
 Yingyin Zou
Title: President
Phone: (781) 935-2800
Research Institution

Infrared (IR) detection approaches have required significant development of highly sensitive arrays for a wide range of area. How to engineer materials to achieve high IR sensitivity and be deposited onto lenses, goggles, or other substrates are challenging and important to military and commercial applications. For many military missions, a cost-effective, ultra-compact, and efficient infrared detection is desired. High efficiency upconverting films have the potential to generate visible emissions for direct IR detection. We have successfully shown in Phase I that our nanostructured upconverting glass ceramic films were capable of meeting the needs of direct detection of multiple IR wavelengths at low costs. Efforts to further increase the up-conversion efficiency and to implement additional wavelength detection ranges will be conducted during Phase II. BATi is confident that the encouraging results achieved in Phase I will turn into a great commercial success in the next stage.

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