NEW PHOTONIC MATERIALS FOR DIGITAL PROCESSING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$35,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4297
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Quantex Corp.
2 Research Ct, Rockville, MD, 20850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Joseph Lindmayer
(301) 258-2701
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
NEW PHOTONIC SOLID STATE MATERIALS HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED BY QUANTEX. THE NEW MATERIALS DISPLAY LARGE ELECTRON TRAPPING (ET) AND ARE VERY EFFICIENT. THEY READILY DISPLAY OPTICAL READ/WRITE/ERASE MEMORY CHARACTERISTICS AND APPEAR TO PROMISE OPTICAL SWITCHING. THE ENERGY IS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE HIGH ENERGY TRAPPED ELECTRONS, WHICH IN TURN ARE ENERGIZED AT THE EXPENSE OF AN INDEPENDENT "POWER SUPPLY" LIGHT SOURCE. THE PHASE I WORK WILL CHARACTERIZE THE BASIC BEHAVIOR OF THESE UNIQUE MATERIALS AND WILL DEMONSTRATE SOME FUNDAMENTAL PHOTONIC FUNCTIONS; SUCH AS MEMORY AND SWITCHING.

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