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Waveguide coupled high speed plasmon optical modulator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67935
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-013-0114
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Itn Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127-4107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Waveguide coupled high speed plasmon optical modulator
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0111
Award Amount: $99,989.00
 

Abstract:

Silicon is the dominant material for electronic devices, but basic material properties have limited its use for optical devices. Passive components such as waveguides, splitters and multiplexers have been demonstrated on silicon wafers. Most active photonic devices have been made with materials such as gallium arsenide that cannot be grown directly on silicon electronics. The development of active optical elements on silicon will enable the large scale integration of optics and electronics directly on a single silicon chip. This can revolutionize many fields, including data communications, telecommunications, optical computing and sensing. This STTR phase I contract will develop novel CMOS compatible high speed optical modulators for communication band wavelengths based on long range plasmon waveguides as well as plasmon modulators coupled to conventional dielectric waveguides. The modulators will be a factor of ten smaller than competing technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Russell Hollingsworth
senior scientist
3032855154
rhollingsworth@itnes.com

Business Contact:

Janet Casteel
Director Business Relations
3032855111
jcasteel@itnes.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
8130 Shaffer Pkwy Littleton, CO 80127

EIN/Tax ID: 841582609
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois
Golden, CO 80401
Contact: Robert G. Moore
Contact Phone: (303) 273-3240
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university