Visible Wavelength Negative Index Materials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,921.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-05-C-0103
Award Id:
74166
Agency Tracking Number:
A054-015-0400
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Don McDaniel
Director of Government Business
(781) 935-1200
dmcdaniel@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Mary Davoli
Contract Administrator
(781) 935-1200
maryanne@agiltron.com
Research Institution:
NORTHEASTERN UNIV.
Anthony N Pirri
Division of Technology Transfe, 960 Renaissance Park
Boston, MA, 02115
(617) 373-8810
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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