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Company Information:

Company Name: RAM Photonics
City: San Diego
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $687,530.00 7
SBIR Phase II $749,875.00 1
STTR Phase I $79,999.00 1

Award List:

Fast, Narrow Linewidth Near Infrared (NIR) / Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Scanner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Igor Djokovic, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $98,973.00
Abstract:
Rapid tuning of narrowband sources is inherently limited by the number of roundtrips required in the high-Q cavity, which is required for generation of a narrow lasing linewidth. We propose to break the cavity tuning/linewidth barrier presented by conventional reconfiguration of the physical cavity… More

Scalable Non-Blocking Wavelength Router Architecture in the All-Optical Domain

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Igor Djokovic, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $79,420.00
Abstract:
Advanced airframes are expected to serve in multirole missions; mission-specific nodes must be incorporated in a scalable manner without performance penalty to existing services. Such systems are expected to operate with a mix of digital and analog signaling, with certain nodes likely requiring… More

Modeling Tools for the Development of Innovative Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) Local Area Networks (LAN)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: John Marciante, Managing Member – (585) 771-7311
Award Amount: $79,999.00
RI Contact: Nancy Forand
Abstract:
Wavelength-division multiplexing has been employed to great success in long-haul transmission systems to increase capacity and provide a new means (wavelength) of routing. Their application to local-area networks (LANs) on aircraft is promising due to the light weight and narrow cross section of… More

High-Performance Nonlinear Compensator for Next-Generation Fiber Optic Gyroscopes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Marciante, Managing Member – (585) 748-2900
Award Amount: $99,950.00
Abstract:
Fiber-optic gyroscopes (FOGs) are used as the fundamental building block for high-precision inertial and angular displacement sensors in applications ranging from missile and UAV to war-plane and satellite navigation. The nonlinearity-induced non-reciprocity in FOGs is recognized as the critical… More

Fast, Narrow Linewidth Near Infrared (NIR) / Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Scanner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Marciante, Managing Member – (585) 748-2900
Award Amount: $749,875.00
Abstract:
Rapid tuning of narrowband sources is inherently limited by the number of roundtrips required in the high-Q cavity, which is required for generation of a narrow lasing linewidth. We propose to break the cavity tuning/linewidth barrier presented by conventional reconfiguration of the physical cavity… More

High-Efficiency Data-Rate-Scalable Laser Transmitter for Interplanetary Optical Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Marciante, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,875.00
Abstract:
Interplanetary missions are at the core of NASA's current space exploration program and are expected to lead the way to new resource discovery in the next decade and beyond. In the absence of manned craft, the payoff for a given mission rests in its ability to gather data and transmit it back… More

High-Efficiency Polarization-Insensitive Diffraction Grating for All-Glass Monolithic SBC Fiber Laser System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Marciante, Managing Member – (585) 771-7311
Award Amount: $79,974.00
Abstract:
Spectral beam combination (SBC) of fiber lasers is the most practical approach to DEW-class HELs using diode-pumped fiber lasers. Use of conventional diffraction gratings to combine wavelengths is limited in that metal is inherently absorbing. Regardless of the metal layer thickness, optical power… More

Frequency-Agile Heterodyne-Driven MMW Signal Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Marciante, Managing Member – (585) 771-7311
Award Amount: $79,850.00
Abstract:
Conventional generation of a high-quality RF carrier (signal) beyond 50GHz requires high precision cavity engineering that inherently restricts contiguous bandwidth coverage. Worse, even if one were capable of fabricating a set of such stabilized, frequency-dense cavities to mimic discrete 30-120GHz… More

Low-Noise, Parametric, Photonic Oscillator in Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) Band

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John R. Marciante, Managing Member – (585) 771-7311
Award Amount: $149,488.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In contrast to the NIR band, which is supported by an infrastructure of devices developed to serve telecommunication applications, the SWIR band remains out of reach for critical defense and commercial applications. While it is relatively simple to construct a low-noise oscillator within… More