Visible Wavelength Negative Index Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-05-C-0103
Agency Tracking Number: A054-015-0400
Amount: $99,921.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-T015
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Don McDaniel
 Director of Government Business
 (781) 935-1200
Business Contact
 Mary Davoli
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Research Institution
 Anthony N Pirri
 Division of Technology Transfe, 960 Renaissance Park
Boston, MA, 02115
 (617) 373-8810
 Nonprofit college or university
Leveraging Agiltron's recent breakthrough in photonic nano-manufacturing technology and research on photonic crystals together with Northeastern University's know-how in the research of negative index material, we propose to design and fabricate a negative index photonic crystal material and establish its potential for negative refraction and subwavelength imaging at visible wavelengths. Our preliminary analysis has confirmed our design concept. Our approach will provide a convenient manufacture route for making negative index materials working at visible or NIR wavelength range. The tolerance, such as the size of lattice, the roughness of the surface and walls, will be calculated in the simulation. In Phase I, a practical design of a flat lens, operating at visible or IR wavelength, will be completed. A one layer (2D) PC will be fabricated and tested. Simulation on multi-layer (3D) PC will also be carried out.

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