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Ultra Low Drive Voltage Electro-Optic Modulator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
85014
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
08ST1-0221
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Freedom Photonics LLC
90 Arnold Place Suite D Santa Barbara, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Ultra Low Drive Voltage Electro-Optic Modulator
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0414
Award Amount: $98,867.00
 

Abstract:

The main objective of this proposal is to develop ultra low drive voltage, low insertion loss, and high bandwidth modulators. This will be achieved using substrate removed optical nanowires. This new phase modulator design and fabrication platform will be combined with existing techniques for achieving the required high bandwidth and high efficiency operation, such as traveling wave electrode design and push-pull Mach Zehnder modulator architecture. The proposed approach enables a modulator that has a drive voltage on the order of 0.1V and the potential for integration of a driver amplifier.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathon Barton
President
8056802176
jbarton@freedomphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Milan Mashanovitch
Director of business development
8057083960
mashan@freedomphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FREEDOM PHOTONICS LLC
75 Willow Springs Lane Suite 201 Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 202578468
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
ECE Dept
UCSB
Santa Barbara, CA 93116
Contact: Nadir Dagli
Contact Phone: (805) 893-4847
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university