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Company Information:

Name: OptoNet
Address: 828 Davis Street, Suite 206
Evanston, IL 60201-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (847) 425-7585

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $619,000.00 6
SBIR Phase II $1,999,975.00 3
STTR Phase I $509,999.00 6
STTR Phase II $999,988.00 2

Award List:

100Gb/s-1Tb/s Data Communications, Via Cost-Effective Transceivers Based on Monolithic Integration of WDM Lasers and Photodetectors with Ultra-Compact Wavelength Mux/Demux

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jing Ma, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
75625-Current high-data-rate transceivers for a 10 Gigabit Ethernet are still relatively expensive and large in size. A 10-Gigabit Ethernet system costs $20,000-$40,000 per 10 Gb port, compared to a 1-Gigabit Ethernet, which costs approximately $700 per port (corresponding to $7,000 for a system… More

Superlens Integrated Packaging for Ruggedized Laser Diode Module in Wavelength Division Multiplexed Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jing Ma, Director of Technology De
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Diode laser module for wavelength-division-multiplexed networks in rugged military avionic environment must be capable of large operating temperature range from -40C to 85 C and must have an ultra-low profile of

Integrated Packaging for Ruggedized Laser Diode Module in Wavelength Division Multiplexed Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jing Ma, Vice President
Award Amount: $749,975.00
Abstract:
Development of compact ruggedized high-quality high-speed tunable laser-diode transmitter packaging is critical to WDM network in both military and commercial applications. The objective of this research project is to bring the basic low-profile & large operating temperature range packaging… More

Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) Fiber Optic Network Architecture Analysis, Modeling, Optimization and Demonstration for Aerospace Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Jing Ma, Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Alexia Lewis
Abstract:
The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts, tools, and technologies for local-area optical networking, based on wave-division multiplexing, specifically targeted towards existing and emerging requirements for communication networks in advanced aerospace… More

Compact High-Speed Wideband Multi-Drop Wavelength Tunable Filter Based on Super Compact Grating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: NORTHWESTERN UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Jing Ma, Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Susan G. Ross
Abstract:
The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts and technologies for high-speed electronically tunable channel filter, based on super compact grating technology that has been developed in OptoNet. This project is proposed by a strong multidisciplinary team… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel Monolithically Integrated Wavelength-Range-Selectable and Widely-Wavelength-Tunable Semiconductor Lasers with High Functionalities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jing Ma, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is focused on the technology development of a novel tunable laser and a novel wavelength selectable laser. Such lasers are central to next-generation optical networks and photonic technologies, including DWDM networks, all optical… More

SBIR Phase II: Novel Monolithically Integrated Wavelength-Range-Selectable and Widely-Wavelength-Tunable Semiconductor Lasers with High Functionalities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jing K. Ma, PhD
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is focused on the use of new technology for the development of a novel wavelength selectable or wavelength tunable laser. Such lasers are central to next-generation photonic technologies and optical networks, and have a wide range of… More

Tunable Wide-Dynamic-Range Polarization-Insensitive Digital Wavelength Converter with Built-In-Test based on Novel Integrated Chip in Ruggedized Modul

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: NORTHWESTERN UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Jing Ma, Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Charlotte Newman
Abstract:
The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts and technologies for tunable wide-dynamic-range polarization-insensitive digital wavelength converter with built-in-test based on novel integrated chip in ruggedized module for civilian and military DWDM… More

SBIR Phase I: Integrated Ultra-High-Throughput NSOM Probe Based on Nanoscale Waveguide Tip Integrated with Laser and Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yingyan Huang, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is for the technology development of a novel near-field scanning microscope (NSOM) probe with much higher power throughput utilizing an innovative high-refractive-index nanoscale waveguide (nanoWG) as the probing tip. The proposed nanoWG probe… More

Optical Arbitrary Waveform Generator On a Monolithic InP Chip with Continuously Extendable Duration based on Novel Ultra-High-Resolution Diffraction G

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jing Ma, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts and technologies for extended duration optical arbitrary waveform generator (OAWG) over large bandwidth, based on a monolithically integrated high-speed optoelectronic chip with a unique integrated… More

Optical Arbitrary Waveform Generator On a Monolithic InP Chip with Continuously Extendable Duration based on Novel Ultra-High-Resolution Diffraction G

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yingyan Huang, President – (847) 425-7585
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts and technologies for extended duration optical arbitrary waveform generator (OAWG) over large bandwidth, based on a monolithically integrated high-speed optoelectronic chip with a unique integrated… More

Ultra High Power NSOM Probe Based on Low Loss High Refractive Index Contrast Nanoscale Tip Integrated with Laser and Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Boyang Liu, Dr. – 847-425-7585
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) offers the use of a nano-dimension light energy source with a diameter much smaller than the wavelength of light to achieve resolutions significantly (around 10 times) better than that of the usual optical microscope. NSOM has found wide usages and… More

High-Speed Electronically Tunable Multi Fiber-Optic Wavelength Filter based on Ultra-High-Resolution Super-Compact Grating on Silicon-Photonic Platfor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Yingyan Huang, President – (847) 722-6980
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Elizabeth H. Adams
Abstract:
The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts and technologies for a high-speed electronically tunable channel filter, based on monolithically integrated ultra-high-resolution super-compact grating (UHR-SCG) technology that has been developed in OptoNet.… More

Ultra-Low-RF-Power Ultra-Wide-RF-Bandwidth High-Optical-Power Low-Loss Wide-Temperature Semiconductor Electro-Optic Modulators based on Silicon-Photon

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Yingyan Huang, President – (847) 722-6980
Award Amount: $79,999.00
RI Contact: Mary L. Williams
Abstract:
The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts and technologies for a very-low-voltage high-speed semiconductor electro-optic modulator. Low-voltage high-speed optical intensity modulators with voltage 100GHz, and low optical loss<65%.

High-Speed Electronically Tunable Multi Fiber-Optic Wavelength Filter based on Ultra-High-Resolution Super-Compact Grating on Silicon-Photonic Platfor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Yingyan Huang, President – (847) 722-6980
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Mary L. Williams
Abstract:
The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts and technologies for a high-speed electronically tunable channel filter, based on monolithically integrated ultra-high-resolution super-compact grating (UHR-SCG) technology that has been developed in OptoNet.… More