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ULTRA-LINEAR ELECTRO-OPTIC DIRECTIONAL COUPLER BASED ON HYBRID SOL-GEL/EO…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
77439
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
06SB2-0334
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TIPD, L.L.C.
1430 N. 6th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85705-6644
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: ULTRA-LINEAR ELECTRO-OPTIC DIRECTIONAL COUPLER BASED ON HYBRID SOL-GEL/EO POLYIMIDE WAVEGUIDES
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0029
Award Amount: $98,988.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of this proposal is to Design, fabricate, and demonstrate a low optical loss polymer directional coupler modulator with a total insertion fiber to fiber optical loss of less than 6 dB, has a high speed of greater than 20 GHz and a drive voltage (Vp) of less than 1 Volt. We will employ polymer-solgel hybrid modulators that result in reduced fiber-to waveguide loss and enhance the r33 of the polymer by a factor of 2 to 3 compared with r33 measurements of structures that employ no solgel cladding to values exceeding 100pm/V and propagation losses of less than 2 dB/cm. In the Phase 2 of this project we will package devices with the same form factor as commercial lithium niobate modulators.

Principal Investigator:

Amir Fardad
Senior Engineer
5204655081
maafardad@yahoo.com

Business Contact:

Nasser Peyghambarian
LLC Member
5204655081
nnp@u.arizona.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

TIPD, LLC
5507 North Paseo Ventoso Tucson, AZ 85750

EIN/Tax ID: 562549422
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Number of Employees:
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