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STTR Phase II: Low Voltage Ultrafast Traveling Wave Modulator

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
63621
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0320135
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102 Piscataway, NJ 08854-3723
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: STTR Phase II: Low Voltage Ultrafast Traveling Wave Modulator
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0450509
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II research project will develop compact, high-speed, low-voltage waveguide modulator devices, with capabilities well beyond those presently available. The enabling technology for these devices is a patented process for deposition and patterning of single-crystal lithium niobate (LiNbO3) thin films. This technology will be refined with particular emphasis on improving manufacturability and reducing production costs, by working closely with manufacturers of commercial telecommunications components. Fiber optic networks are being implemented in industry, defense and domestic and international telecommunications. Traveling wave modulators are a key component in these networks. This project will enable new products that will add increased speed, capacity and flexibility to growing optical communications networks. In the longer term, this technology could also be applied to a variety of other devices based on single crystal films of a non-linear electro-optical material such as LiNbO3.

Principal Investigator:

Nick M. Sbrockey
Dr.
7323029274
sbrockey@optonline.net

Business Contact:

Gary S. Tompa
7323029274
gstompa@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI)
201 Circle Drive Piscataway, NJ 08854

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ. WI-Madison
1415 Johnson Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Contact: Leon McCaughan
Contact Phone: (608) 262-0311
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university