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Electro-Optically Activated, Si-Based Laser for All-Optic Integrated Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73373
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-013-0377
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102 Piscataway, NJ 08854-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Electro-Optically Activated, Si-Based Laser for All-Optic Integrated Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0102
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this STTR effort, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI), in collaboration with our academic and industrial partners will design, develop, and demonstrate an electro-optically activated, silicon-based laser based on specially designed nanoscale photonic structures. The technology to be developed and matured in this effort will overcome the main limitations to realization of the high-density integrated-optic circuits required for chip-scale photonic networks in silicon -- achieving a practical Si based laser. Importantly, our approach includes the fundamental ability to be electrically pumped, a key requirement for truly unleashing the promise of silicon photonics. Moreover, the structures developed under this program will form the building blocks for a family of devices based on active silicon nanophotonics, thereby providing low power, high bandwidth, high speed and ultra-small optoelectronic components to several markets. In Phase I of this project, we propose to expand our fabrication of preliminary nanoscale cavity devices to address the development of an electronically driven laser on a silicon chip. In Phase II we will complete development of the devices and finalize a route for integrating passive and active components into complex, electro-optical systems on a single silicon chip.

Principal Investigator:

Brent H. Hoerman
Scientist
7323029274
bhoerman@structuredmaterials.com

Business Contact:

Gary S. Tompa
President
7323029274
gstompa@structuredmaterials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North, Unit # 102 Piscataway, NJ 08854

EIN/Tax ID: 223175106
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
CORNELL UNIV.
120 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Contact: Vicki Dan
Contact Phone: (607) 255-5014
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university