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Ink-Jet Printing of Lensed Fiber for Optical Interconnects

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
58534
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0214655
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MicroFab Technologies Inc
1104 Summit Avenue Suite 110 Plano, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Ink-Jet Printing of Lensed Fiber for Optical Interconnects
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a new method for fabricating lensed fibers used in optical interconnects. An inkjet printing technique will be used to print optical polymers onto the tips of optical fibers, directly or via collets, to form microlenses. The output beam characteristics of these monolithic devices will be collimated or focused, depending on the specific designs. The low material/part cost and the self-aligning feature will result in lower cost than current collimation/focusing methods that use ball lens and GRIN lens assemblies. The performance will be similar. Inkjet printing is precise, data-driven, and direct-write. This technique will be suitable for low cost/high volume production.

Principal Investigator:

Ting Chen
9725788076
tchen@microfab.com

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

MicroFab Technologies Inc
1104 Summit Avenue Suite 110 Plano, TX 75074

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