Electro-Optic laser Steering Device for High Speed Optical Data Processing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$64,979.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F33615-01-M-5241
Agency Tracking Number:
01-0364
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TRS CERAMICS, INC.
2820 East College Avenue, State College, PA, 16801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Wesley Hackenberger
General Manager
(814) 238-7485
wsh@trsceramics.com
Business Contact:
Wesley Hackenberger
General Manager
(814) 238-7485
wsh@trsceramics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This small business innovation research (SBIR) program will address the design and fabrication of a novel optical beam steering device employing relaxor based ferroelectric single crystals. A new family of nonlinear optical materials, namely,Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 single crystals (PZN-PT) which exhibit electro-optic coefficients that are 4-5 times higher than commercial lithium niobate crystals (LiNbO3), will be grown by high temperature flux technique. Electro-optical beam steering deviceconfiguration for continuous high-speed addressing from 1-to-n data channels will be developed using domain microengineering in PZN-PT crystals. The feasibility of PZN-PT crystals for electro-optic applications will serve as the basis, in phase II, ofother electro-optic devices with new relaxor ferroelectrics such as PMN-PT as well as PZN-PT, and new device concepts using horn-shapes and split-horn shaped scanners.Electro-optic devices using relaxor-based ferroelectric crystals will open up newopportunities for high performance electro-optic devices. A new generation of non-linear optical material and device technology will be demonstrated, that clearly represent considerable improvements in the areas of material and device design forhigh-speed data processing.

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