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  • QD Vision Awarded SBIR Grant
Jun 2009
QD Vision of Watertown, Mass., a developer of nanotechnology-based products for lighting and displays, announced that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract by the US Army as part of its Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD). Combined with additional funds for a Phase I option period, the award totals $775,000. Under the grant, QD Vision will develop for NVESD microdisplays based on quantum-dot-based light-emitting devices (QLEDs). The company’s high-resolution printing technology, along with the quantum dot’s extremely small size, makes the technology ideal for the small feature sizes required by microdisplays. QD will leverage experience gained in Phase I of the program, titled “Direct Patterning of Emitters for Micro-Displays,” to develop the small, portable microdisplays based on QLEDs.

The use of atoms, molecules and molecular-scale structures to enhance existing technology and develop new materials and devices. The goal of this technology is to manipulate atomic and molecular particles to create devices that are thousands of times smaller and faster than those of the current microtechnologies.
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
quantum dots
Also known as QDs. Nanocrystals of semiconductor materials that fluoresce when excited by external light sources, primarily in narrow visible and near-infrared regions; they are commonly used as alternatives to organic dyes.  
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