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Chip-to-Chip Optical Interconnects Using Photonic Crystal Emitters and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67377
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F033-0322
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OPTICOMP CORP.
PO Box 10779 Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Chip-to-Chip Optical Interconnects Using Photonic Crystal Emitters and Waveguides
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0016
Award Amount: $99,995.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of this proposed Phase I STTR effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of incorporating photonic crystal (PC) technology within OCC's existing optoelectronic module technology. This will be accomplished through the design and modeling of PC light emitters and waveguides, as well as characterization of their coupling behavior with external systems. The utilization of nanoscale PC technology promises superior wavelength selectivity, reduced temperature sensitivity, and increased density of interconnecting waveguides. OptiComp Corporation occupies a 7000 square foot facility, which includes a full service, semiconductor fabrication cleanroom with MBE wafer growth as well as optoelectronic testing and measurement laboratories. OptiComp design facility includes semiconductor modeling and CAD capabilities. In addition, the University of Illinois' Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratories include an 8000 square foot class 100 fabrication and 8000 square foot class 1000 growth facility. The proposed Phase I STTR effort will offer a dual use commercialization opportunity for applications such as photonic crystal (PC) optoelectronic chip-to-chip interconnects. Such devices can provide terabit bandwidths for on-board, radiation-hard, space applications, as well as specialized military platforms and commercial datacom systems.

Principal Investigator:

Duane Louderback
Member of the Technical Staff
7755884176
duanel@opticomp.com

Business Contact:

Peter Guilfoyle
CEO
7755884176
peterg@opticomp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OPTICOMP CORP.
PO Box 10779 Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

EIN/Tax ID: 880221939
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS
109 Coble Hall M/C 325, 801 S. Wright Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Contact: Charles F. Zukoski
Contact Phone: (217) 333-2187
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university