Liquid Crystal Design and Synthesis for Novel Electro-Optic Devices

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,907.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-05-C-0078
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-029-0233
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Vescent Photonics
2927 Welton St., Denver, CO, 80205
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
112697136
Principal Investigator:
Scott Davis
VP Technology
(303) 296-6766
davis@vescentphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Scott Rommel
VP Operations
(303) 296-6766
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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