Laser Processing Fabrication Technology from Nano to Micro Scales for Polymer Photonics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$98,996.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
D11PC20094
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
10SB3-0053
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB103-004
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
PO Box 159293, Nashville, TN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
610562022
Principal Investigator:
HeePark
VP of Engineering
(408) 386-1980
hkpark@appliflex.com
Business Contact:
JacobGeorge
CEO
(401) 835-3157
jacobg@appliflex.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
This project proposes to develop versatile, lithography-free technology for fabricating high-performance polymer photonic devices. This innovation utilizes laser processing to achieve low-cost, simplified production method without compromising the performance necessary for high-speed optical telecommunication devices. The proposed approach is a (a) flexible fabrication platform spanning from nano to macro scales without retooling of complex equipment, (b) non-contact method, free from parasitic effects of mold contact, (c) ambient processing technique, scalable to large-area process, and (d) digital, on-demand, agile manufacturing technique. Laser patterning and annealing can modify and improve the photonic polymer structures and properties, thus enabling the high performance device characteristics without large transmission loss due to scattering. The proposed approach provides streamlined, scalable, direct-write manufacturing protocols for flexible polymer photonic devices compared to the traditional photolithography and ion etching.

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