Scale-up and Optimization of High-Performance Organic Electro-Optic Material Systems for Photonic Device Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-12-M-5130
Agency Tracking Number: F11B-T01-0049
Amount: $99,840.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF11-BT01
Solicitation Number: 2011.B
Small Business Information
SOLUXRA, LLC, PO Box 85285, Seattle, WA, -
DUNS: 962811498
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jingdong Luo
 Director of Photonic Products
 (206) 676-2105
Business Contact
 Terri Butler
Title: Director of Operations
Phone: (425) 417-1862
Research Institution
 University of Washington
 Alex K Jen
 Box 352120, Roberts Hall 302J
UW/Dept of MSE
Seattle, WA, 98195-
 (206) 543-2626
 Nonprofit college or university
ABSTRACT: In this project, Soluxra, LLC will team up with Prof. Alex Jen at the University of Washington to streamline the scale-up synthesis for highly efficient organic electro-optic (EO) material systems, and optimize their processing conditions to ensure device end-users will get high EO activity (Pockels coefficient>200 pm/V). The design of these materials will leverage the recent remarkable progress made on developing organic EO materials and their prototype devices. These highly efficient EO material systems will be routinely produced in sufficient quantities (10-100 grams) to demonstrate their synthetic scalability and reproducibility. The development of these material systems will become the key enabling element in driving the rapid deployment of high-performance photonic devices for military and commercial applications. BENEFIT: Soluxra's proprietary technology, based on highly active organic electro-optic materials, will be benefited by this program strengthening the company"s capability in scale-up production of these materials so the company can drive a fast paced, systematic development of high-performance photonic devices. These material systems will provide a new paradigm for the development of high-bandwidth, small-footprint, and low-energy consumption hybrid EO devices for telecom, datacom, and sensing applications.

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