STTR Phase II: Compact Aberration Compensated Focus and Scan Control for Biomedical Sensors
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will develop a commercial prototype of an aberration compensated focus control device. This device, based on a MEMS technology, will allow the user to deflect a deformable membrane mirror in a controlled manner in order to select a desired focal length. The device also features active control of low-order aberrations. This technology will enable the next generation of biomedical imaging devices for microscopy applications by enabling focus control and aberration correction in a simple, compact and low-cost sensor.
The broader impacts of this research are primarily in biomedical imaging. An industry partner is interested in using the technologys aberration correction capabilities to improve skin cancer detection with their confocal microscopy product line. Microscopy and endomicroscopy researchers at the University of Arizona have stated that this technology will be a valuable asset in their research in the fight against cancer. The company will also team with a recognized leader in MEMS technology to enable enhanced imaging capabilities, primarily for imaging in the field of ophthalmology.
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will develop a commercial prototype of an aberration compensated focus control device. This device, based on a MEMS technology, will allow the user to deflect a deformable membrane mirror in a controlled manner in order to select a desired focal length. The device also features active control of low-order aberrations. This technology will enable the next generation of biomedical imaging devices for microscopy applications by enabling focus control and aberrat...
Bridger Photonics, Inc. is a rapidly growing company specializing Precision LADAR and length metrology, mid-IR pulsed lasers and Precision LIDAR, and Advanced Imaging. We recently made the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing US companies.
We currently seek outstanding applicants to determine and demonstrate solutions to problems related to MEMS, deformable mirrors, photonics, linear optics, imaging, lasers, nonlinear optics, LADAR, LIDAR, remote sensing and other optical systems, helping to demonstrate advanced LADAR and LIDAR concepts, hardware, and systems, working with high-average-power cw lasers (> 10 W) and high-energy pulsed lasers (> 10 mJ, developing detailed optical designs, acquiring and processing data, writing technical reports, preparing and giving customer presentations.
This person will also assist and/or possibly lead groups of engineers, scientists, and technicians on new product development from conception through R&D to production of reliable commercial products related to Bridger's core technologies.
About Bridger Photonics, Inc.:
Bridger Photonics, Inc. is a rapidly growing photonics company committed to becoming the world leader in Precision LADAR, Precision LIDAR, and Advanced Imaging. At Bridger Photonics, we value technical excellence, integrity and honesty above all else. We have demonstrated that creativity and hard work lead to great opportunities. We value our families, our community, and a sense of balance in life. It is through these core values that Bridger Photonics operates and continues to be successful.
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• Ph.D. in MEMS, Laser, Optical, or Photonics Engineering, Physics or equivalent with significant laboratory experience.
• Expertise and mastery in MEMS fabrication and photonics.
• Willingness to work extremely hard and efficiently in fast-paced experimental laboratory environment.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently to solve challenging problems.
• Effectively communicate with customers, technical staff, and management.
• Direct hands-on experience designing and fabricating MEMS deformable mirrors.
• Strong theoretical background in Fourier optics, diffraction, imaging systems, solid-state lasers, and nonlinear optics.
• Expertise in LADAR, LIDAR, and laser remote sensing.
• Proficiency with the following software: LabVIEW, Zemax, and Matlab software.
Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship Program
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