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Company Information:

Company Name: OPTICOMP NETWORKS, INC.
City: Portland
State: OR
Zip+4: 97220-0000
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (508) 431-2268

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $350,000.00 3
STTR Phase I $100,000.00 1

Award List:

Polyimide substrate for thin multijunction solar cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Farah, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR project concerns the fabrication of thin high efficiency multijunction solar cells starting from lattice mismatched GaInP/GaInAs/Ge cells that are grown epitaxially inverted on germanium wafers. These 3-junction cells have achieved efficiencies up to 40.7% recently. The germanium wafers… More

Dry Epitaxial Lift-Off for High Efficiency Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Farah, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A new method of transferring epitaxially grown active films onto an inexpensive polymeric flexible carrier. Specifically, for making thin lightweight high efficiency (> 30%) IMM3J solar cells while reusing the GaAs or Ge base wafer. This will reduce the costs of fabricating high efficiency PV… More

Foldable/Rollable High Efficiency Solar Cell Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Auburn University
Principal Investigator: John Farah, President – (401) 616-4176
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Tony Ventimiglia
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: A new method for manufacturing thin, flexible, portable high efficiency III-V PV modules that can be folded and rolled. In particular, IMM3J cells are lifted-off their growth substrate and transferred to a polyimide blanket sheet holding up to a few hundred cells. They are fully… More

SBIR Phase I: Dry Epitaxial Lift-off for High Efficiency Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John Farah
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project develops a method of lifting-off an epitaxially grown high-efficiency (>30%) triple-junction III-V solar cell from a Ge or GaAs wafer onto a polyimide substrate. A high-coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) polyimide wafer is used to induce… More