Roll to Roll Inkjet Printing of Subwavelength Photonic Devices (1000-175)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,992.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-11-C-0030
Agency Tracking Number:
O10B-005-1024
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-T005
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
SI2 Technologies
267 Boston Road, North Billerica, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
13-164091
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Kramer
Prinicpal Investigator
(978) 495-5300
skramer@si2technologies.com
Business Contact:
Noel Burgoa
Business Director
(978) 495-5300
nburgoa@si2technologies.com
Research Institution:
University of Illinois Urbana-Champ
John A Rogers
1304 West Greem Street
Urbana, IL, 61801-
(217) 244-4979
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
SI2 Technologies proposes to create a revolutionary manufacturing approach to print sub-wavelength patterned coatings on flexible roll-to-roll substrates for use in photonic devices. SI2 will utilize a wide format, roll to roll inkjet printing process to precisely deposit precision patterned low cost, high throughput metals, dielectrics, and electro-optic polymer materials. The coatings can be deposited on multiple types of substrates for both planar and vertically stacked photonic designs enabling tailored devices such as electro-optic modulators for Active Electrically Scanned Array (AESA) radar and communication systems. Implementing a non-contact additive roll-to-roll sub-wavelength fabrication method offers promising alternatives to current lithography-free nano-stamping fabrication methods. An integrated and complementary approach to manufacturing in-situ high throughput photonic devices eliminates tool wear, as well as proximity and protrusion defects.

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