High resolution multispectral imaging with plasmon lensing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,996.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
FA9550-08-C-0008
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-006-0528
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-T006
Small Business Information
TANNER RESEARCH, INC.
825 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA, 91016
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
195754056
Principal Investigator
 Ravi Verma
 Senior Scientist
 (626) 471-9700
 ravi.verma@tanner.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Dinniene
Title: Controller
Phone: (626) 471-9778
Email: 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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