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SBIR Phase I: Bent-Core Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals for Nonlinear-Optic…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
91095
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0912735
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Displaytech Incorporated
2602 CLOVER BASIN DR LONGMONT, CO 80503 7604
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: SBIR Phase I: Bent-Core Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals for Nonlinear-Optic Devices
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0912735
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims to examine the feasibility of developing a new class of bent-core NLO ferroelectric liquid crystals (FLCs) capable of advanced, low cost, laser light sources for displays on the basis of their strong second harmonic generation (SHG). These materials will also have large electro-optic (EO) coefficients and can be readily integrated with silicon VLSI, enabling their use in high-bandwidth chip-to-chip data transfer, optical long-haul, and fiber-to-the-home telecommunications. This SBIR Phase I project will advance the scientific and technological understanding of a new class of bent-core NLO ferroelectric liquid crystals. This innovation will enable advanced optoelectronic products across multiple markets, including laser illuminators for projection display, high-speed integrated EO modulators (e.g. >100GHz), switches for optical interconnects and telecommunications, and sensors and devices for optical information processing. This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).

Principal Investigator:

Yongqiang Zhang
PhD
3037722191
zhang@displaytech.com

Business Contact:

Yongqiang Zhang
PhD
3037722191
zhang@displaytech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Displaytech Incorporated
2602 CLOVER BASIN DR LONGMONT, CO 80503

EIN/Tax ID: 840986353
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No