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Roll to Roll Inkjet Printing of Subwavelength Photonic Devices (1000-175)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
O10B-005-1024
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-T005
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
SI2 Technologies
267 Boston Road North Billerica, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Roll to Roll Inkjet Printing of Subwavelength Photonic Devices (1000-175)
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA9550-11-C-0030
Award Amount: $99,992.00
 

Abstract:

SI2 Technologies proposes to create a revolutionary manufacturing approach to print sub-wavelength patterned coatings on flexible roll-to-roll substrates for use in photonic devices. SI2 will utilize a wide format, roll to roll inkjet printing process to precisely deposit precision patterned low cost, high throughput metals, dielectrics, and electro-optic polymer materials. The coatings can be deposited on multiple types of substrates for both planar and vertically stacked photonic designs enabling tailored devices such as electro-optic modulators for Active Electrically Scanned Array (AESA) radar and communication systems. Implementing a non-contact additive roll-to-roll sub-wavelength fabrication method offers promising alternatives to current lithography-free nano-stamping fabrication methods. An integrated and complementary approach to manufacturing in-situ high throughput photonic devices eliminates tool wear, as well as proximity and protrusion defects.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Kramer
Prinicpal Investigator
(978) 495-5300
skramer@si2technologies.com

Business Contact:

Noel M. Burgoa
Business Director
(978) 495-5300
nburgoa@si2technologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SI2 Technologies
267 Boston Road North Billerica, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 061691966
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Illinois Urbana-Champ
1304 West Greem Street
Urbana, IL 61801-
Contact: John A. Rogers
Contact Phone: (217) 244-4979