Vision, Inc. of Watertown, Mass., was recently awarded a development
contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to
advance their quantum dot-based infrared (IR) materials and deliver two
prototype devices. The $900,000 award is for an extensive 12-month
research and development effort.
dots are semiconductor nanocrystals that can be tuned to emit light at
very specific wavelengths. At the end of this program, QD Vision will
deliver two prototype solutions: One with quantum dots as an emissive
layer in an electronic device (electroluminescent application) and the
other in a film that is activated by external light sources
program will leverage QD Vision’s experience in developing stable,
efficient IR materials for tactical applications. The company’s Quantum
Light platform can also be used to developed LCDs, LEDs and OLEDs.