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High Speed, Low Drive Voltage Optical Waveguide Devices Using Photonic Band Gap…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
56048
Program Year/Program:
2002 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F023-0144
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Srico, Inc.
2724 SAWBURY BOULEVARD COLUMBUS, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: High Speed, Low Drive Voltage Optical Waveguide Devices Using Photonic Band Gap Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F49620-02-C-0062
Award Amount: $99,959.00
 

Abstract:

This STTR proposal addresses the development of novel guided wave devices that use photonic band gap technology in epitaxial thin-film ferroelectric barium titanate. This proposed project combines the advanced ferroelectric materials technology developedat Northwestern University with the photonic integrated circuit expertise of Srico to develop next generation nanophotonic hybrid circuit devices.The development of highly integrated thin film, microphotonic systems that generate, guide, amplify, modulate and detect light would dramatically enhance the capabilities of optical communication systems, local area networks and chip-to-chip opticalinterconnects. Thin film microphotonics can also potentially be used for freespace communication systems. Optical switches are an essential component of many of these systems. Switch requirements include short switching times, low insertion losses andhigh extinction ratios. Modulators, also a key component in optical communications systems, require very low drive voltage at high transmission speeds as well as low insertion losses and high extinction ratios.The long-term goal will be to develop the technology for the implementation of integrated microphotonic circuits for terabit/second systems based upon ferroelectric thin film epitaxial barium titanate. The research will address the longstanding need forintegrated optical devices that require low drive voltage and offer high switching speed and wide operating bandwidth. The proposed microphotonic devices could be used in high speed optical communications networks, local area networks, optical interconnects, and any application where very low (<1 V) drive voltage is required. Successful implementation shouldsignificantly impact applications ranging from dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) to optical intrerconnects. Successful creation of thin film barium electro-optic devices would lead to many significant technical performance and cost benefitsfor commercial optical waveguide devices.

Principal Investigator:

S. Sriram
President
6147990664
sri@srico.com

Business Contact:

S. Sriram
President
6147990664
sri@srico.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Srico, Inc.
2724 SAWBURY BOULEVARD COLUMBUS, OH 43235

EIN/Tax ID: 311344955
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Northwestern University
633 Clark Street, Crown 2-502
Evanston, IL 60208
Contact: Barbara Siegel
Contact Phone: (847) 491-3003
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university