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Photon Tunneling Optical Interconnect

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
53305
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
01SB1-0107
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LOS GATOS RESEARCH
67 E EVELYN AVE STE3 Mountain View, CA 94041-1529
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Photon Tunneling Optical Interconnect
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: DAAH0101CR166
Award Amount: $99,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Phase I project seeks to develop an innovative card-to-backplane optical interconnect technology based on photon tunneling. The proposed technology will provide a low-cost, high-efficiency means of directing light from a PCcard to a backplane without bending the photon waveguide.Furthermore, the proposed technology will provide low insertion-loss and high-spectral quality transmission thus allowing the addition of several photonic circuits operating at different wavelengths without significant cross-talk. The result will be ahighly-modular technology that will enable high-quality, high-speed computer networks to be realized.The benefits of the proposed technology fundamentally include high-quality, high-speed optical networks capable of being easily reconfigured. However, theproposed technology also has implications for high-spectral quality filters necessary for wavelength division multiplexing systems as well as, with slight modifications, being adapted as a rapid response chemical and biological sensor.The extent of the proposed technology is quite broad covering applications in telecommunications networks and photonic sensors, environmental and atmospheric monitoring, and medical diagnostics.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Holler
Senior Physicist
6509696485
shlgr@earthlink.net

Business Contact:

Anthony O'Keefe
President
6509657772
aoklgr@ix.netcom.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LOS GATOS RESEARCH
67 East Evelyn Ave., Suite 3 Mountain View, CA 94041

EIN/Tax ID: 770358688
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No