High resolution multispectral imaging with plasmon lensing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,996.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9550-08-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-006-0528
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-T006
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TANNER RESEARCH, INC.
825 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA, 91016
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
195754056
Principal Investigator:
Ravi Verma
Senior Scientist
(626) 471-9700
ravi.verma@tanner.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Dinniene
Controller
(626) 471-9778
kevin@tanner.com
Research Institution:
STANFORD UNIV.
Droni Chiu
Office of Sponsored Research
320 Panama Street
Standford, CA, 94305
(650) 725-6864
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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