SBIR Phase I: Integrated Ultra-High-Throughput NSOM Probe Based on Nanoscale Waveguide Tip Integrated with Laser and Detector

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0810720
Agency Tracking Number: 0810720
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: EO
Solicitation Number: NSF 07-586
Small Business Information
OptoNet Inc.
828 Davis Street, suite 206, Evanston, IL, 60201
DUNS: 141545447
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Yingyan Huang
 PhD
 (847) 425-7585
 yhuang@optonetinc.com
Business Contact
 Yingyan Huang
Title: PhD
Phone: (847) 425-7585
Email: yhuang@optonetinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is for the technology development of a novel near-field scanning microscope (NSOM) probe with much higher power throughput utilizing an innovative high-refractive-index nanoscale waveguide (nanoWG) as the probing tip. The proposed nanoWG probe can achieve small spot size and yet with tip power 100 to 10,000 times higher than a fiber probe, making it highly attractive. The enhanced performance of the nanoscale waveguide tip will enable many new applications in nanotechnology and nanoscience.

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