2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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B. Choi
NanoLambda, US


NanoLambda is developing Spectrum SensorTM, an ultra-compact, low-cost spectrometer-on-a-chip, based on novel plasmonic devices. Each pixel of the Spectrum SensorTM chip detects a predefined wavelength of light from an input source, yielding a spectral fingerprint for each material being imaged. Unlike expensive and bulky conventional solutions, the nanoLambda’s high resolution spectrometer-on-a-chip enables non-invasive and multi-target monitoring capability at an ultra compact size, only a few mm*mm, and at very competitive cost, lower by multiple magnitude of order than competition through the standard wafer process. While initial applications are expected to be high-resolution color sensing, the sensor will also be used for chemical detection, blood diagnostics, biochips and wearable health monitors. As a key component to these markets, it is anticipated that the total addressable market for the spectrometer-on-a-chip will be over $1 billion in 2012. NanoLambda was founded in 2005, as a spin off company of the University of Pittsburgh and has been funded by NSF, TTC(The Technology Collaborative), Innovation Works and PLSG(Pittsburgh Life Science Greenhouse).

Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract