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Ultra low-cost integrated laser and SOA modulator switch

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92312
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N083-208-0185
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aurrion Inc
130 Robin Hill Road, #300 Goleta, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Ultra low-cost integrated laser and SOA modulator switch
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-09-M-0024
Award Amount: $69,969.00
 

Abstract:

A novel approach to achieving a high performance narrowline optical source with large output power dynamic range and short pulsewidth is proposed using a silicon platform for ultra low-cost and high reliability. We are using recent breakthroughs in silicon photonics that allow integration of DFB lasers with SOA switches in a low cost platform. Some of the key advantages to our proposed approach include: 1) Low linewidth by using low loss silicon waveguides 2) DFB lasers with an integrated external cavity and electronic feedback for control of both pulse amplitude and phase 3) Large extinction ratio: >80 dB pulses for improved dynamic range. 4) Integration: The key to success of this project is integration of the laser, waveguide and switch and optional phase modulator. This is essential to achieve the low noise figure, high powers, compact size and low cost, by eliminating packaging costs of discrete implementations while retaining the performance.

Principal Investigator:

Greg Fish
Vice President, Research
8054556166
greg.fish@aurrion.com

Business Contact:

Alex Fang
CEO
5103682866
alexander.fang@aurrion.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AURRION LLC
3914 Via lucero Unit G Santa Barbara, CA 93110

EIN/Tax ID: 371559416
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No