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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-11-C-0030
Agency Tracking Number: O10B-005-1024
Amount: $99,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-T005
Solicitation Number: 2010.B
Small Business Information
SI2 Technologies
267 Boston Road, North Billerica, MA, -
DUNS: 13-164091
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Kramer
 Prinicpal Investigator
 (978) 495-5300
 skramer@si2technologies.com
Business Contact
 Noel Burgoa
Title: Business Director
Phone: (978) 495-5300
Email: 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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