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Laser Processing Fabrication Technology from Nano to Micro Scales for Polymer…

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
AppliFlex LLC
1244 Reamwood Ave. Sunnyvale, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Laser Processing Fabrication Technology from Nano to Micro Scales for Polymer Photonics
Agency: DOD
Contract: D11PC20094
Award Amount: $98,996.00


This project proposes to develop versatile, lithography-free technology for fabricating high-performance polymer photonic devices. This innovation utilizes laser processing to achieve low-cost, simplified production method without compromising the performance necessary for high-speed optical telecommunication devices. The proposed approach is a (a) flexible fabrication platform spanning from nano to macro scales without retooling of complex equipment, (b) non-contact method, free from parasitic effects of mold contact, (c) ambient processing technique, scalable to large-area process, and (d) digital, on-demand, agile manufacturing technique. Laser patterning and annealing can modify and improve the photonic polymer structures and properties, thus enabling the high performance device characteristics without large transmission loss due to scattering. The proposed approach provides streamlined, scalable, direct-write manufacturing protocols for flexible polymer photonic devices compared to the traditional photolithography and ion etching.

Principal Investigator:

Hee Park
VP of Engineering
(408) 386-1980

Business Contact:

Jacob George
(401) 835-3157
Small Business Information at Submission:

AppliFlex LLC
PO Box 159293 Nashville, TN -

EIN/Tax ID: 753198858
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No