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Scale-up and Optimization of High-Performance Organic Electro-Optic Material…

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2012 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Soluxra, LLC
UW Fluke Hall, Box 352141 4000 Mason Road, Suite 304 Seattle, WA 98195-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Scale-up and Optimization of High-Performance Organic Electro-Optic Material Systems for Photonic Device Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-12-M-5130
Award Amount: $99,840.00


ABSTRACT: In this project, Soluxra, LLC will team up with Prof. Alex Jen at the University of Washington to streamline the scale-up synthesis for highly efficient organic electro-optic (EO) material systems, and optimize their processing conditions to ensure device end-users will get high EO activity (Pockels coefficient>200 pm/V). The design of these materials will leverage the recent remarkable progress made on developing organic EO materials and their prototype devices. These highly efficient EO material systems will be routinely produced in sufficient quantities (10-100 grams) to demonstrate their synthetic scalability and reproducibility. The development of these material systems will become the key enabling element in driving the rapid deployment of high-performance photonic devices for military and commercial applications. BENEFIT: Soluxra's proprietary technology, based on highly active organic electro-optic materials, will be benefited by this program strengthening the company"s capability in scale-up production of these materials so the company can drive a fast paced, systematic development of high-performance photonic devices. These material systems will provide a new paradigm for the development of high-bandwidth, small-footprint, and low-energy consumption hybrid EO devices for telecom, datacom, and sensing applications.

Principal Investigator:

Jingdong Luo
Director of Photonic Products
(206) 676-2105

Business Contact:

Terri Butler
Director of Operations
(425) 417-1862
Small Business Information at Submission:

Soluxra, LLC
SOLUXRA, LLC PO Box 85285 Seattle, WA -

EIN/Tax ID: 272625043
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Washington
Box 352120, Roberts Hall 302J
UW/Dept of MSE
Seattle, WA 98195-
Contact: Alex K. Jen
Contact Phone: (206) 543-2626