Zomega Terahertz Corporation

1223 Peoples Ave
Troy, NY 12180
http://www.rpi.edu/terahertz/
9 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 10
Total Value of Awards $3.43MM
First Award Date 08/08/06
Most Recent Award Date 05/21/12

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Tongue Thomas Tongue 4 Message
Dai Jianming Dai 3 Message
Zhao Yuguang Zhao 2 Message
Laman Norman Laman 2 Message
Schulkin Brian J. Schulkin 1 Message

10 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF103-037
Budget: 05/21/12 - 05/15/14

ABSTRACT: The emergence of a diverse selection of new high-power terahertz sources has highlighted the critical need for a calibrated, independent, broadband terahertz spectrum analyzer. Present spectrum analyzers work at either microwave frequencies or in the far infrared, and only source specific detection mechanisms are available, limiting br...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF103-037
Budget: 03/17/11 - 01/17/12

ABSTRACT: We propose to demonstrate a THz spectrum analyzer using a innovative, high speed involute delay stage in a Michelson interferometer configuration coupled to a Glow Discharge Detector (GDD). Compared to traditional linear stages, the involute stage offers a superior linear response, 1,000 times faster than traditional linear stages, and...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Topic: DTRA092-005
Budget: 02/18/10 - 09/17/10

We propose a new active optical method to measure time-domain waveform of THz pulse in the vicinity of the target in an omni-directional manner. This method utilizes the THz radiation-enhanced-emission-of-fluorescence from laser-induced air plasma to detect the THz field, which enables the standoff sensing for low volatility chemicals using THz ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A08-055
Budget: 09/24/09 - 09/24/11

We will develop a compact THz system with standoff spectroscopic detection capability, using an intense 1-μm Yb fiber laser and LiNB03 waveguide structure as the THz emitter, and a balanced electric-optic (EO) crystal incorporated with a quartz lens as the detector. The proposed unit will have THz average power greater than 10 uW and signal-to-n...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD05-D09
Budget: 05/08/09 - 05/08/11

We propose to design and build a miniaturized pulsed terahertz (THz) spectrometer weighing less than 3.5 lbs, capable of real-time stand-off detection and identification of explosives and related compounds. The bandwidth of the THz system spans from 0.1 THz to 4 THz, and full waveform acquisition speeds up to 100 Hz. The room-temperature balance...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

This NSF Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project proposes to develop a compact THz-ABCD (air-biased coherent- detection). spectrometer based on a new technique for generating and measuring ultra-broadband THz waves utilizing a laser induced plasma in ambient air and selected gases. A focused optical pulse with >100 uJ pulse energy an...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A08-055
Budget: 10/31/08 - 04/30/09

We will develop a compact THz system with standoff spectroscopic detection capability, using an intense 1-μm Yb fiber laser with a tilted optical pulse wave-front to excite a nonlinear optical crystal (such as, LiNbO3) as the THz emitter, and a balanced electric-optic (EO) crystal incorporated with a quartz lens as the detector. The proposed uni...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF08-T009
Budget: 09/01/08 - 06/01/09

A compact, broadband terahertz source using optical parametric processes in laser-induced gas plasma is capable to produce >10 mW average terahertz power with a spectral range from 0.1 THz to over 10 THz. This technique has already demonstrated strong field strength (>100 kV/cm), and generated THz waves at 10m distance with a field strength comp...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2008
Budget: 01/01/08 - 12/31/08

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project proposes to develop a Compact TeraHertz (THz) Air-Breakdown-Coherent Detection (ABCD) Spectrometer. Specifically, this research will construct and integrate this THz spectrometer based on recent experimental and theoretical research on broadband THz waves produced from laser-induce...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Agency: Army
Topic: A06-T006
Budget: 08/08/06 - 02/04/07

Reliable, high-sensitivity detection and identification of hazardous substances at stand-off distances is beyond the reach current commercial solutions, such as laser induced breakdown spectroscopy. To improve the possibility of detection and lower false alarm rates, spectroscopic techniques orthogonal to conventional LIBS systems are required. ...

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