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Integrated Waveguide Recuperative Optical Isolators

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
86290
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0391
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 08854-3723
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Integrated Waveguide Recuperative Optical Isolators
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0239
Award Amount: $99,000.00
 

Abstract:

Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) and the Cornell Nanophotonics Group propose to develop and commercialize a new form of optical isolator which can be incorporated into integrated photonics platforms. The Recuperative Optical Isolator is of a completely new design based upon waveguide birefringence allows directionally dependent scattering, optical properties not previously used for optical isolation. Our design takes advantage of the effects of waveguide birefringence for semiconductor optical waveguides, and does not require exotic materials with strong magneto-optical properties. The recuperative optical isolator can be fabricated using standard semiconductor fabrication materials and processes. SMI proposes developing this isolator and implementing it on our silicon CMOS-compatible integrated photonics platform currently under development. In Phase I of the program we will model and refine the isolator design and in Phase II the isolator will be fabricated at a commercial CMOS foundry.

Principal Investigator:

Bruce I. Willner
Senior Engineer
7323029274
bwillner@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