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Large-scale Meta-optic Optimization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-23-C-0544
Agency Tracking Number: N23A-T008-0089
Amount: $139,952.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N23A-T008
Solicitation Number: 23.A
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-06-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-01-09
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1111
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Evan Simmons
 (978) 738-8280
Business Contact
 William Marinelli
Phone: (978) 738-8226
Research Institution
 Stanford University
 Layton Hansen
Stanford University, Office of Sponsored Research, 485 Broadway, Third Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063-3136
United States

 (650) 724-8889
 Nonprofit College or University

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with Stanford University, will develop an electromagnetic simulation package used for the development and optimization of large-scale meta-optics, and demonstrate the functionality of the package in the long-wave infrared (LWIR). Our team will combine recent progress in physics-augmented deep learning neural networks with rigorous far-field diffraction integrals to assess the focusing efficiency of a 5cm x 5cm optic performing at a wavelength of 10 microns. Additionally, we will compare the performance of our modeling techniques to conventional central processing unit (CPU)-based Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) methods and show > 1000 x improvement in computational costs.

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