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Lumera Signs Agreements

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Lumera Corp. of Bothell, Wash., has signed an agreement with the Pennsylvania State University Electro-Optics Center in Freeport, Pa., by which it will develop polymer-based electro-optic modulators for the detection of terahertz radiation to advance noninvasive imaging. The center promotes the development of electro-optic materials, components and systems for defense applications. The contract is valued at $400,000.

In other news, Lumera has been awarded a one-year extension of a US government contract to develop technologically advanced wideband optic modulators. The devices enable a new generation of fiber optic systems to increase bandwidth. The extension accounts for $1 million of the contract’s $5.7 million value.

Photonics Spectra
Feb 2006
GLOSSARY
terahertz radiation
Electromagnetic radiation with frequencies between 300 GHz and 10 THz, and existing between regions of the electromagnetic spectrum that are typically classified as the far-infrared and microwave regions. Because terahertz waves have the ability to penetrate some solid materials, they have the potential for applications in medicine and surveillance.
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