25 Oct US AIR FORCE AWARDS FIREFLY PHOTONICS SECOND PHASE OF SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH GRANT
Firefly Photonics awarded small business innovation grant, “Photonic Crystal Infrared Emitters (PhIRE Phase 2)”
The primary objective of Phase 2 is to improve the light extraction efficiency of large-format mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and long-wave infrared (LWIR) superlattice light emitting diode (SLED) arrays for infrared scene projector applications.
Anticipated Benefits/Potential Commercial Applications of the Research or Development:
The proposed research and development effort is intended to greatly advance the start-of-the-art in wallplug efficiency and radiance in mid- and long-wave infrared superlattice light emitting diode technologies for infrared scene projection. In addition, commercial applications such as gas sensing stand to benefit from this effort.