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STTR Phase I: Novel Manufacturing Approach for Adaptive Transmissive Tunable…

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National Science Foundation
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2007 / STTR
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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: 2007
Title: STTR Phase I: Novel Manufacturing Approach for Adaptive Transmissive Tunable Optical Band-Pass Filter with Controllable Bandwidth
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0637977
Award Amount: $149,962.00


This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project proposes a novel liquid crystal manufacture approach for an Adaptive Transmissive Tunable Optical Band-Pass Filter with Controllable Bandwidth. It dynamically passes a variable narrow band spectral component from the visible to the infrared (IR). The filter's performance characteristics, particularly the variable bandwidth, are not attainable with current commercial products and state-of-the-art technologies. This filter is a vital enabling component for many photonics instruments such as multi- and hyper-spectral imaging system, mine detector, and optical beam steering for tracking, ranging and measuring for free-space optical communication.The success of the program will lead to novel manufacture approach(s) for tunable band-pass filters. It will provide revolutionary liquid crystal filter manufacturing approaches to fabricating tunable band-pass filters with variable bandwidth with high figure-of-merit liquid crystals with high efficiency, low loss, fast tuning speed, and low tuning voltage. The tunable filter itself will lead to powerful new instruments.

Principal Investigator:

Le D. Li

Business Contact:

Le D. Li
Small Business Information at Submission:

40 Corporate Park Drive 6745 HOLLISTER AVENUE Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

EIN/Tax ID: 341912725
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ of Central FL
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816 8005
Contact: ShinTson L. Wu
Contact Phone: (407) 823-5278
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university