High resolution multispectral imaging with plasmon lensing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-08-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number: F064-006-0528
Amount: $749,996.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-T006
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
825 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA, 91016
DUNS: 195754056
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ravi Verma
 Senior Scientist
 (626) 471-9700
Business Contact
 Kevin Dinniene
Title: Controller
Phone: (626) 471-9778
Email: kevin@tanner.com
Research Institution
 Droni Chiu
 Office of Sponsored Research
320 Panama Street
Standford, CA, 94305
 (650) 725-6864
 Nonprofit college or university
It is desirable to make a new generation of electromagnetic wave (EM) detectors that are (a) capable of providing true multispectral imaging & (b) wavelength agile over the visible through sub-mm wave (THz) region. In Phase I, the Tanner/Stanford team demonstrated that plasmon lensing can be used to provide multispectral imaging. Prototypes of such detectors were fabricated in the visible region. Further, we developed a nano-bolometer concept, wherein the thermal element is thermally isolated, and that can be implemented from visible through LWIR and onto sub-mm wavelength regions. In Phase II, we will (a) further implement the multispectral imager at visible wavelengths. The final result will be a chip with a small array of imagers capable of true multispectral imaging with 3 wavelengths & (b) implement the nano-bolometer concept as a light detector at the MWIR wavelength. The final result will be a bolometer that provides significantly higher SNR compared to conventional bolometers, and that can be easily adapted to other wavelengths (visible through THz).

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