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Company Information:

Company Name:
Omega Optics, Inc.
Address:
10306 Sausalito Dr
Austin, TX 78759-6113
Phone:
(512) 996-8833
URL:
EIN:
743016162
DUNS:
102861262
Number of Employees:
9
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,565,431.00 18
SBIR Phase II $6,214,151.00 9
STTR Phase I $1,375,641.00 14
STTR Phase II $4,243,138.00 6

Award List:

Ultra-Compact Optical True-Time Delay Phased-Array Antenna Transmit/Receive System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,655.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Yihong Chen, Research Scientist II
Abstract:
"This Phase I SBIR proposal offers an innovative approach for lightweight phased-array antenna transmit/receive architecture and all needed building blocks. A new ultra-wideband low- loss optical transmit/receive architecture will be developed to providemultiple simultaneous beams for a phased-array… More

Reconfigurable Compact Phased-Array Antenna for Scalable Wideband Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,903.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Xuegong Deng, Research Scientist
Abstract:
In the Phase I program, Omega Optics, Inc. will demonstrate a reconfigurable compact phased array antenna for scalable, wideband operations in X through Q frequency bands. The system architecture of the antenna is based on three-dimensional (3-D)integrated thin-film waveguide true-time-delay (TTD)… More

Payload-reduced High-gain Guided-wave Nonlinear Optical Wave-front Correction System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Feng Zhao, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Space Based Lasers (SBL) and Airborne Lasers (ABL) require high brightness to achieve the optimized performance of energy on target at minimum weight, which can only be achieved by minimizing wavefront-error on the laser-beam. Optical phase conjugate (OPC)shows promise in wavefront correction.… More

SBIR Phase I: Miniaturized Lightweight Broadband True-time Delay Phased-array Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,969.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Yihong Chen
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will investiate a new miniaturized, highly efficient, and reconfigurable optical feed transmit/receive architecture for airborne and space-borne phased-array antennas. The system will provide multiple simultaneous beams for a large-scale… More

Polymer-based Packaging-Compatible Board-Level Optical Bus

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Bipin Bihari, Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
In this proposed Phase II program we will develop board-level optical waveguides to alleviate the ever-tightening electrical interconnection bottleneck. VLSI provides fast intrinsic signal speeds but these speeds cannot be supported by electricalinterconnects between other chips on the same board.… More

Polymer-based Packaging-Compatible Board-Level Optical Bus

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,870.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Bipin Bihari, Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
In this proposed Phase II program we will develop board-level optical waveguides to alleviate the ever-tightening electrical interconnection bottleneck. VLSI provides fast intrinsic signal speeds but these speeds cannot be supported by electricalinterconnects between other chips on the same board.… More

Miniaturized Optoelectronically-controlled Submarine-based Ultra Wideband Phased-Array Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Yihong Chen, PI/ Research Engineer II
Abstract:
Multi/broadband, reconfigurable, and multifunctional phased-array antennas (PAAs) are crucial for Navy applications. In this Phase II program, Omega Optics will continue with the innovative programmable true-time delay (TTD) broadband PAA system based onthe feasibility study accomplished in the… More

Miniaturized Optoelectronically-controlled Submarine-based Ultra Wideband Phased-Array Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Yihong Chen, PI/ Research Engineer II
Abstract:
Multi/broadband, reconfigurable, and multifunctional phased-array antennas (PAAs) are crucial for Navy applications. In this Phase II program, Omega Optics will continue with the innovative programmable true-time delay (TTD) broadband PAA system based onthe feasibility study accomplished in the… More

Ultra-compact Optical Modulator Based on Silicon Photonic Crystal Waveguide

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Wu, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
University of Texas at Austin-PRC
RI Contact:
Ray T. Chen
Abstract:
Nanophotonics promises to have a revolutionary impact on the landscape of photonics technology. Due to the maturity of sub-micron silicon CMOS technology, nanophotonics on silicon is anticipated to play a critical role in future nano-system integration. In this program, we propose an innovative… More

Highly Scalable Low Loss Fast Tuned True Time Delay Module Based on Dispersion Enhanced Photonic Crystal Fibers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Maggie Chen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
To provide DARPA with a high-resolution (>8 bits) optical time delay module exhibiting low optical insertion loss (< 3 dB) and fast reconfiguration time (< 10 micro-seconds), Omega Optics proposes a low-loss, fast-tuned true time delay (TTD) module based on dispersion enhanced photonic crystal fiber… More

Highly Scalable Low Loss Fast Tuned True Time Delay Module Based on Dispersion Enhanced Photonic Crystal Fibers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Maggie Chen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
To provide DARPA with an x-band >8 bits optical true time delay (TTD) module exhibiting

Vertically Constructed Three-dimensional Polymeric Photonic Crystals Based on Nano-Imprint Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Wei Jiang, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Nanophotonics promises to have a revolutionary impact on the landscape of photonics technology. Photonic crystal based structures are anticipated to play a significant role in next generation photonic devices. Incorporating the photonic crystal nanostructures provides an unprecedented opportunity to… More

Silicon CMOS Compatible, Ultra-compact, Power-efficient Nanophotonic Waveguide Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Wei Jiang, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN-PRC
RI Contact:
Ray T. Chen
Abstract:
Nanophotonics promises to have a revolutionary impact on the landscape of photonics technology. Due to the maturity of sub-micron silicon CMOS technology, nanophotonics on silicon is anticipated to play a critical role in future nano-system integration. In this program, Omega Optics and the… More

Three-dimensional Polymer-based Photonic Crystals for Laser Beam Steering

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Wei Jiang, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Incorporating the photonic crystal nanostructures provides an unprecedented opportunity to enhance the dispersion, anisotropy, and wavelength/angular sensitivity of photonic materials, which leads to novel approaches to beam steering devices with ultra-compact sizes, among numerous other… More

A Printable Silicon Nano-Field Effect Transistor with High Operating Frequency for Large-Area Deployable Active Phased-Array Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Maggie Y. Chen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Flexible electronic circuits can be easily integrated with large area (>10m aperture), inflatable antennas to provide distributed control and processing functions. Flexible electronic circuits can also perform dynamic antenna sub-arraying and gain pattern reconfiguration for active phased-array… More

Nanoscale Dipole Antennas Based On Centimeter Long Carbon Nanotubes For Coupling Nanoscale Devices To Microwaves

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
DUKE UNIV.
RI Contact:
Jie Liu
Abstract:
The key challenge in coupling RF signals into and out of nanoscale devices and sensors is the development of suitable nanoscale antennas. Omega Optics proposes to collaborate with Jie Liu's group at Duke University, which has developed the first method that can grow centimeter-long, well-aligned… More

STTR Phase I: Fully Embedded Optical Interconnect Layers Based on Molded Polymer Lightwave Components for Large Field Size Printed Circuit Boards

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Univ of TX Austin
RI Contact:
Ray T. Chen
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project aims at developing a commercially viable optical interconnect technology. Conventional optical interconnect technologies suffer from planar optical waveguides with small dimensions in the vertical direction, which leads to alignment… More

HIGHLY DISPERSIVE LOW LOSS PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBERS FOR ULTRA SHORT PULSE COMPRESSION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Maggie Chen, Sr. Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
RI Contact:
Ray T. Chen
Abstract:
To provide Navy with high energy ultra short pulse (USP) laser technology, Omega Optics Inc. and the University of Texas at Austin propose a low loss highly anomalous dispersive photonic crystal fiber (PCF) for high energy USP compression. The microstructure of a photonic crystal fiber was… More

Plasmon-Enhanced Photonic Crystal Negative Index Materials for Superlensing Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Wei S. Jiang, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
Negative index materials (NIMs) offer tremendous potential for the formation of highly compact as well as large-area deployable thin-film optical components. Omega Optics and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) propose to design and prototype photonic crystal (PC) based NIM optical… More

STTR Phase II: Fully Embedded Optical Interconnects based on Optical Bus Architecture for Large Size Printed Circuit Boards

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Univ of TX Austin
RI Contact:
Ray T. Chen
Abstract:
This STTR Phase II research project is to develop a commercial board level optical interconnect using bus architecture. Conventional copper links on printed circuit boards fail to provide sufficient bandwidth for data transfer above 10 Gbit/sec. Optical interconnections are widely viewed as an… More

STTR Phase I: Electrically pumped silicon laser for monolithic integration of electronics and photonics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Univ of TX Austin
RI Contact:
Ray T. Chen
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project aims at developing a practical silicon laser with the ultimate goal of monolithic integration of electronics and photonics on a single silicon substrate. Past approaches to silicon light sources, including Si/Ge superlattices,… More

EO Polymer-based Bias-Free Highly-Linear Domain Inverted Directional Coupler

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Alan Wang, Research Scientist
Abstract:
provide a linear modulation curve good enough for a high spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) for RF photonics. In Conventional Mach Zehnder (MZ) modulators achieves a low driving voltage V to 1 volt but fails to this program, Omega Optics proposes a 1x2 Y-fed directional coupler together with a… More

Printable Nano-Field Effect Transistors Combined with Carbon Nanotube Based Printable Interconnect Wires for Large-Area Deployable Active Phased-Array

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Maggie Y. Chen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Flexible electronic circuits can be easily integrated with large area (>10m aperture), inflatable antennas to provide distributed control and processing functions. Flexible electronic circuits can also perform dynamic antenna sub-arraying and gain pattern reconfiguration for active phased-array… More

Ultra Compact Power Efficient Nanophotonic Waveguide Modulator using Functional Polymer on Silicon Nanopillars

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Alan Wang, Sr. Research Scientist
Research Institution:
UT Austin/Univ. of Washing.
RI Contact:
Ray T. Alex
Abstract:
Nano-photonics, defined by the fusion of nano-technology and photonics, is an emerging frontier providing challenges for fundamental research and opportunities for new engineering technologies. Due to the rapid advancement of functional polymers exploiting Pockel effect from large… More

Fully Printed Flexible 4-Bit 2D (4x4) 16-Element Phased Array Antenna for Lunar Surface Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Maggie Y. Chen, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NASA's future exploration missions focus on the manned exploration of the Moon, Mars and beyond, which will rely heavily on the development of a reliable communications infrastructure from planetary surface-to-surface, surface-to-orbit and back to Earth. Flexible antennas are highly desired in many… More

EO Polymer-based Bias-Free Highly-Linear Domain Inverted Directional Coupler

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Alan Wang, Sr. Research Scientist
Abstract:
Omega Optics and the University of Texas at Austin propose an innovative approach to build a high speed (40GHz), highly linear electro-optic (E-O) modulator (spurious free dynamic range (SFDR)>121dB/Hz) based on domain inverted Y-fed directional coupler using advanced E-O polymer materials developed… More

Ge Nanowire-based High Linearity RF Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Maggie Chen, Sr. Research Scientist
Abstract:
In response to the DARPA SBIR solicitation, Omega Optics Inc. will collaborate with professors Emanuel Tutuc and Sanjay Banerjee at the University of Texas at Austin developing the Ge-SixGe1-x core-shell nanowire based high linearity FETs, which is important to emerging DoD-critical applications… More

Resonant Cavity Enhanced On-Chip Raman Spectrometer Array with Precisely Positioned Metallic Nano-Gaps for Single Molecule Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Alan Wang, Senior Research Scientist
Research Institution:
the University of Texas at Austin
RI Contact:
Donglei Fan
Abstract:
In this program, Omega Optics and the University of Texas at Austin propose to develop an on-chip surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectrometer array for single molecule detection. The sensitivity of the SERS spectrometer comes from the 5-nm gap between gold nanowires, which can achieve 108… More

Silicon Nanomembrane-Based 3-D Photonic Crystals for optical true time delay lines having integratability with printable FETs and Antenna Elements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Maggie Chen, Sr. Research Scientist
Research Institution:
University of Texas at Austin
RI Contact:
Ray Chen
Abstract:
Omega Optics, Inc. and the University of Texas at Austin propose Si-nanomembrane-based 3-D photonic crystal waveguides (PCW) for optical true-time-delay (TTD) lines with a fully printable phased-array antenna (PAA). The TTD lines are composed of highly dispersive slow-light enhanced Si-nanomembrane… More

Low-cost, high rate, roll-to-roll manufacturing of organic solar cell powered high frequency flexible communication system

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Harish Subbaraman, Research Scientist
Research Institution:
The University of Texas at Austin
RI Contact:
Ray T. Chen and Ananth Doda
Abstract:
Having realized the bottlenecks in electronic systems-on-film manufacturing, Omega Optics and the University of Texas at Austin propose to develop a low-cost, high rate, roll-to-roll manufacturing process for hybrid electronic systems on flexible substrates. Roll-to-roll fabrication of hybrid… More

Not Available

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$200,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Swapnajit Chakravarty – (512) 996-8833
Abstract:
This proposal aims at developing a compact label-free biomolecule microarray for personalized and specific  diagnostic assays of various cancers and allergies using two-dimensional photonic crystal microcavity  devices. Defect engineered photonic crystals, with sub-micron dimensions have… More

Monolithic Photonic Crystal On-Chip Spectrometer for Laser Absorption Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Swapnajit Chakravarty, Research Scientist
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims at developing a commercially viable, 50 micron long lab-on-chip photonic crystal monolithically integrated, light-weight and easily portable infrared spectrometer for diode laser absorption spectroscopy of chemical warfare simulant… More

Photonic Crystal Slot Waveguide Spectrometer for Monitoring of Volatile Organic Compounds in Groundwater and Hazardous Pollutants in Air

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Swapnajit Chakravarty
Abstract:
In this program, Omega Optics, Inc. and the University of Texas, Austin, propose a novel lab-on-chip photonic crystal slot waveguide infrared spectrometer for detection and spectroscopic analysis of BTEX hydrocarbons (benzene and toluene) in water and greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide) in air. The… More

Electromagnetic Attack Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Alan Wang, Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
In this program, Omega Optics proposes to develop a large dynamic range electric field sensor capable of detecting high power electromagnetic pulse. The improvements of the proposed photonic field sensor come from a high speed, highly linear electro-optic (E-O) modulator (spurious free dynamic range… More

SBIR Phase I: Photonic Crystal Slot Waveguide Miniature Spectrometer for In-Situ Groundwater Contaminant and Greenhouse Gas Detection and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project will develop a 100 micron long lab-on-a-chip spectrometer to detect benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX) and other compounds in contaminated ground water and methane and nitrous oxides in air emissions. The project will develop a photonic crystal slot… More

Planar Lightwave Circuit based Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Spectrometer wit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$85,668.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Alan X. Wang – 541-737-4247
Research Institution:
University Of Texas Austin
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In this small business technology transfer research (STTR) program, Omega Optics and the University of Texas at Austin propose to develop a planar lightwave circuit based surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectrometer for single molecule detection. The… More

Ultra Light Weight and Compact, Flexible Nano-Photonic Mach-Zehnder Interference (MZI) Modulators Based on the combination of Electro-Optic Polymer Na

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Harish Subbaraman, Research Scientist – (512) 996-8833
Research Institution:
The University of Texas at Austin
RI Contact:
Ray T. Chen
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this program, Omega Optics, Inc., in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin, propose to integrate the unique advantages of combining silicon nanomembranes (SiNMs) and electro-optic (EO) polymer nanomembranes in developing a novel low power, high frequency modulator on a… More

Printable Silicon Nanomembranes for Solar-Powered, Bi-directional Phased-Array Antenna Communication System on Flexible Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Harish Subbaraman, Research Scientist – (512) 996-8833
Research Institution:
The University of Texas at Austin
RI Contact:
Ray T. Chen
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Realizing the tremendous demand and commercialization potential of silicon nanomembrane (SiNM) based flexible electronic and photonic components for modern systems, Omega Optics, Inc., together with The Nanophotonics Group at the University of Texas at Austin, propose Printable Silicon… More

Low-Cost, High Throughput, Roll-to-Roll Ink-Jet Manufacturing of Hybrid Electronic Systems on Flexible Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$743,148.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Harish Subbaraman, Research Scientist – (512) 996-8833
Research Institution:
The University of Texas at Austin
RI Contact:
Ray T. Chen and Ananth Do
Abstract:
Realizing the tremendous demand and commercialization potential of flexible electronic components for modern systems, Omega Optics, Inc., together with the University of Texas at Austin, propose Low-Cost, High Throughput, Roll-to-Roll Ink-Jet Manufacturing of Hybrid Electronic Systems on Flexible… More

High Speed E-O Polymer Photonic Devices by Nickel Template Replication with Transferred Traveling Wave Electrode

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,907.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Alan Wang, Chief Research Scientist – (512) 996-8833
Abstract:
In this program, Omega Optics and the University of Texas at Austin propose to develop a cost effective UV imprinting technology using high quality metallic mold by directly electroplating nickel over photoresist patterns on transparent quartz substrate. Unlike any existing nano-imprinting… More

High Performance Electric-Field Sensor Based on Enhanced Electro-Optic Polymer Refilled Slot Photonic Crystal Waveguides

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Amir Hosseini, Research Scientist – (512) 996-8833
Research Institution:
UT Austin and U. of Washington
RI Contact:
Ray T. Chen and A. Y. Jen
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this program, we propose to develop a miniaturized Electromagnetic (EM) wave sensor based on defect engineered slotted photonic crystal waveguide (PCW) Mach Zehnder interferometer (MZI). EO polymers with large EO coefficient (r33>150pm/V) will be designed and synthesized to refill… More

Low-Cost, High-Throughput Roll-to-Roll Printing of Integrated Photonic Devices on Flexible Substrates via a Combination of Nanoimprinting and Ink-Jet

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Harish Subbaraman, Research Scientist – (512) 996-8833
Research Institution:
UT Austin and U. Michigan-Ann Arbor
RI Contact:
Ray T. Chen and L. Jay Guo
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this program, Omega Optics, Inc., in collaboration with the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and the University of Texas at Austin, proposes low-cost, high-throughput roll-to-roll (R2R) printing of integrated photonic devices by using a high-rate R2R ink-jet printing system in… More

SBIR Phase II: Low Cost On-Chip Photonic Crystal Slot Waveguide Absorption Spectrometer for Highly Sensitive, Continuous,In-Situ,Remote Specific Detection of Multiple VOC in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop a low cost packaged near-infrared on-chip silicon absorption spectrometer for simultaneous and specific detection of multiple volatile organic compounds in water (ground water, waste water and drinking water). In… More

Monolithic Photonic Crystal On-Chip Spectrometer for Laser Absorption Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$364,282.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
S. Chakravarty, Research Scientist – (512) 996-8833
Abstract:
Omega Optics aims at developing a commercially viable monolithically integrated, light weight, easily portable system-on-chip (SoC) infrared spectrometer for diode laser absorption spectroscopy of chemical warfare simulants such as triethylphosphate, tributylphosphate, enabling much earlier warning… More

IGF::OT::IGF OTHER FUNCTIONS: TOPIC 287, PHASE II NANOTECHNOLOGY SENSING PLATFORMS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Swapnajit Chakravarty – 512-996-8833
Abstract:
Label-free, highly sensitive early cancer detection sensors with required specificity are in great demand. In Phase 1, we experimentally confirmed feasibility of our proposed photonic crystal (PC) microarray with real data better than all reported sensing methods. These include absolute… More

High Performance Electric-Field Sensor Based on Enhanced Electro-Optic Polymer Refilled Slot Photonic Crystal Waveguides

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Amir Hosseini, Research Scientist – (512) 996-8833
Research Institution:
UT Austin and Univ. Washington
RI Contact:
Ray T. Chen
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This Phase II STTR research proposal aims to demonstrate an antenna coupled phase modulator based on an Electro-optic (EO) polymer refilled slot photonic crystal waveguide (PCW) for operation in the Q band. The goal is to detect field strengths of 100uW/m^2 in an Intensity Modulation… More