Nano-tubule Antennas for Optical Synthetic Aperture Systems

Members of Michigan Tech Research Institute, Michigan Technological University and University of Central Florida designed and performed the experiment at Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL).

Objectives

Apply nanotubule optical detection technologies for optical ISR systems

Approach

Conduct optical pupil plane imaging experiments to show coherent array detection at optical wavelengths

Publications

Potential application of micro-bolometer coupled antenna-pairs in beam synthesis. Yang, Weidong (ECE Department, Michigan Technological University); Roggemann, Michael C.; Middlebrook, Christopher; Subotic, Nikola; Buller, William; Cooper, Kyle Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, v 7055, Infrared Systems and Photoelectronic Technology III, 2008, p 70550N.

The IR antenna pair coupled sensor element and its potential application in wavefront sensing. Yang, Weidong (ECE Department, Michigan Technological University); Roggemann, Michael C.; Cooper, Kyle; Buller, William; Subotic, Nikola; Middlebrook, Christopher; Boreman, Glenn D. Infrared Physics and Technology, v 51, n 6, October, 2008, p 495-504.

Measurement of the Mutual Coherence Function of an Incoherent Infrared Field with a Gold Nano-wire Dipole Antenna Array. C. Middlebrook, M. Roggemann, G. Boreman, N. Subotic, K. Cooper, W. Buller, W. Yang and J. Alda, International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Springer Netherlands, Vol. 29, No 2, February, 2008.

For Additional Information

Nikola Subotic, Ph.D.
Co-Director
734.913.6859
nikola.subotic@mtu.edu

Joseph Burns, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
734.913.6857
joseph.burns@mtu.edu

Young's Interference Experiment

Experimental Set-Up