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Transition Metal Oxide Optical Switch

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-079-0872
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-079
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
4WAVE, INC.
22660 Execute Drive Suite 101 Sterling, VA 20166-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Transition Metal Oxide Optical Switch
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-S204
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to test a new sputtering method, Biased Target Deposition (BTD), for growth of polycrystalline VO2 thin films. The BTD method has been shown to be more stable and flexible for reactive deposition than previously used techniques, and we test whether VO2 can be driven into different microstructures, hence properties, by varying growth conditions. We focus on the optically-driven insulator-to-metal transition of VO2 when the material is grown on substrates transmissive to long-wavelength infrared (LWIR) radiation, commonly Ge, and seek to understand any observed optically-driven"imprint"aging of the material via microstructural characterization of the"aged"material.

Principal Investigator:

David Baldwin
VP R&D
(703) 787-9283
dbaldwin@4waveinc.com

Business Contact:

Sami Antrazi
President
(703) 787-9283
mspb@dsplogic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

4Wave, Inc.
22660 Execute Drive Suite 101 Sterling, VA 20166-

EIN/Tax ID: 542000866
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No