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NonLinear Optical (NLO) Materials and Device Development

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
1998 / STTR
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Small Business Information
1342 N. Fairfield Road Beavercreek, OH 45432
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: NonLinear Optical (NLO) Materials and Device Development
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,814.00


This Phase I effort is to synthesize and develop material processing systems that possess the mechanical properties, and processing characteristic for use in flexible electronic and photonic devices. We will demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating in this effort to optimize the modulator/switch and investigate ways to render it manufacturable and multichip module packagable. This would include identifying or synthesizing an optimum conductive polymer. Devices would include mach Zehnder interferometers and directional couplers. Explore schemes to couple the light from the NLO polymer section into the passive polymer section used for the general routing of the signal. Also study the triple stack properties and determine maximum modulation rate. The conductivities of the conductive polymer layers and NLO polymer layer between the metal electrodes may behave like three capacitors in series, limiting the modulation rate. This needs to be quantified for a practical device. The detailed processing procedures, testing results, analysis of data for nonlinear optical (NLO) polymer opto-electronic (OE) modulator/switch and the future prototype development of directional waveguides, splitters, decouplers, and Mach Zehnder modulators under the follow-on STTR Phase II program. This will include a feasibility road map. to reach the NLO Polymer material goals for the USAF.

Principal Investigator:

Som Soni

Business Contact:

John Skidmore
Small Business Information at Submission:

Adtech Systems Research, Inc.
1324 N. Fairfield Road Beavercreek, OH 45432

EIN/Tax ID: 311103695
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
Contact: Robert P. Boehmer
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university