Liquid Crystal Design and Synthesis for Novel Electro-Optic Devices

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,907.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
FA9550-05-C-0078
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-029-0233
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-T029
Small Business Information
VESCENT PHOTONICS
2927 Welton St., Denver, CO, 80205
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
112697136
Principal Investigator
 Scott R Davis
 VP Technology
 (303) 296-6766
 davis@vescentphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Scott Rommel
Title: VP Operations
Phone: (303) 296-6766
Email: rommel@vescentphotonics.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF COLORADO
 Ralph Brown
 3100 Marine St,
Boulder, CO, 80309
 (303) 492-2692
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Vescent Photonics, in collaboration with David Walba at the University of Colorado, proposes to develop, synthesize and test liquid crystals that will be suitable for a novel electro-optic design. This design enables unprecedented electro-optic phase delay (>1mm), with very low loss and rapid response time. Innovative liquid crystal formulations, including de Vries phase smectic materials, will be tailored to this new implementation. The combined performance is expected to enable numerous useful devices including spectral filters, tunable lasers, beam steerers, and many more.

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