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Lithography-free Manufacturing of Polymer Photonic Devices

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10SB3-0061
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB103-004
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
NANO TERRA, INC.
NANO TERRA, INC. 50 Soldiers Field Place Brighton, MA 02135-1104
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Lithography-free Manufacturing of Polymer Photonic Devices
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: D12PC00356
Award Amount: $999,617.00
 

Abstract:

This program is directed at developing nanomanufacturing for photonic devices. Photonic devices are typically manufactured out of rigid materials such as silicon, inorganic oxides, and semiconductors using conventional photolithographic methods and highly dedicated infrastructures. The proposed approach will provide an alternative manufacturing technique for the fabrication of photonic components made out of polymers, using field-portable, easily deployable, roll-to-roll devices. A low-footprint, low-power, portable roll-to-roll device will be developedbased on the initial prototype built under Phase I supportand ultimately ruggedized and used to fabricate nanocavity-based Raman spectrometers out of polymeric materials. Performance of the Raman spectrometers will be assessed using test molecules representative of the conventional agents (chemical / biological agents and explosives) identified as threats to military personnel. Key advantages of these spectrometers include their low-cost, ease of manufacturing and deployability, and specificity to molecular agents.

Principal Investigator:

Mitchell Zankin
Government Development&
(617) 621-8500
mzankin@nanoterra.com

Business Contact:

Mitchell Zankin
Government Development&
(617) 621-8500
mzankin@nanoterra.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nano Terra, Inc
50 Soldiers Field Place Brighton, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 208990523
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No