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Self-Assembled Monolayer Based Methods for Fabrication of Diffractive Optical Elements

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 41425
Amount: $69,027.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1998
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
5900 Northwoods Parkway,, Suite J, Charlotte, NC, 28269
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Eric Johnson
 (704) 599-9191
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Research Institution
This SBIR Phase I project builds upon Digital Optics Corporation's experience in the design, fabrication and commercialization of diffractive and micro-optics and the experience of Dr. George Whitesides of Harvard University to provide an innovative approach to the fabrication of diffractive and micro-optical components using self-assembled monolayers (SAM's). The proposed approach makes use of SAM's for the inexpensive fabrication of submicron diffractive structures on both flat and curved surfaces. Many exciting and useful micro-optical elements exist that cannot be efficiently manufactured in production quantities with conventional methods, if they can be fabricated at all. The use of SAM-based methods will provide additional opportunities for cost-efficient fabrication of both existing and new types of micro-optics. This Phase I effort will demonstrate the application of SAM's to the fabrication of micro-optical elements. Both analytical and experimental work will be performed to verify the objectives of the proposed project.

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