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Flexible Micro- and Nano-Patterning Tools for Photonics

Award Information

Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
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Small Business Information
LumArray, Inc.
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA 02143-4241
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Flexible Micro- and Nano-Patterning Tools for Photonics
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA9550-11-C-0044
Award Amount: $99,916.00


LumArray, Inc. is developing, and in 4 months will deliver to NIST, a maskless photolithography system of low cost that will meet the specifications for resolution, placement accuracy, overlay, throughput and multilevel alignment required in photonic devices. In Phase I, complex and dense patterns of arbitrary geometry, of relevance to photonics and optoelectronics, will be written, including ring resonators, waveguides and grating-based waveguide couplers. LumArray proposes to enable its ZP-150TM maskless photolithography system to pattern 3-dimensional structures in SU8 and other photoresists by developing, in collaboration with the University of Utah, a 3D proximity-effect correction algorithm. In Phase II this capability will be demonstrated. For patterning non-flat flexible substrates, LumArray will investigate, in Phase I, schemes for increasing the depth of focus, and in Phase II will demonstrate such writing. Although LumArray currently guarantees dense patterns only down to 200 nm using the ZP-150TM, the company is pursuing 3 independent paths to sub-100 nm resolution, two of which are the subject of proposals to other agencies. In Summary, LumArray asserts that all of the requirements of Topic # ODD10-T006 can be met by the ZP-150TM and the enhancements that we propose.

Principal Investigator:

Henry I. Smith
Principal Investigator
(617) 253-6865

Business Contact:

Henry I. Smith
(617) 253-6865
Small Business Information at Submission:

Lumarray, Inc.
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 202394522
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Utah
1471 Federal Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84102-
Contact: Todd B. Nilsen
Contact Phone: (801) 581-8948