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SBIR/STTR Phase I:PROGRAMMABLE LIQUID CRYSTAL BASED OPTICAL ATTENUATOR

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
58531
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0214618
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kent Optronics, Inc
40 Corporate Park Drive Hopewell Junction, NY 12533-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: SBIR/STTR Phase I:PROGRAMMABLE LIQUID CRYSTAL BASED OPTICAL ATTENUATOR
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,896.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop a programmable motionless optical attenuator that over performs commercial electro-mechanical attenuators and state-of-the-art MEMs attenuator. Made from a revolutionary liquid crystal and polymer composite material, i.e., polymer stabilized liquid crystal material, the new technology ultimately promises to achieve the following performance specifications, (a) over 10,000:1 contrast ratio, (b) less than 5 ms response time, and (c) less than 2dB insertion loss. In Phase I, the demo device will be constructed to show the technological feasibility. The Phase II effort is to develop the prototype attenuator that meets all the projected performance specifications followed by a full commercialization in the later phase. The technology, once successfully developed, will be used in liquid crystal display, photonics instrument, telecommunication, and military systems

Principal Investigator:

Deng-Ke Yang
3306722565
kentoptronics@yahoo.com

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Kent Optronics, Inc.
275 Martinel Drive Kent, OH 44242

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