USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Integrated Waveguide Optical Isolators

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
86291
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0392
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
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Integrated Waveguide Optical Isolators
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0345
Award Amount: $749,979.00
 

Abstract:

The primary objective of this program is to develop a compact, low cost, waveguide optical isolator that can be readily integrated with a large range of photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technologies including semiconductors, glass and polymers operating between 830nm and 1500nm wavelengths. The developed isolator technology must achieve high isolation (> 30 dB) while at the same time achieve low insertion loss (< 3 dB). There were a number of major accomplishments in Phase I including (1) developed a high sensitivity Verdet constant measurement system; (2) developed polymer/magnetite nanoparticle composites (PMNC) exhibiting Verdet constants > 106,a/T-m; (3) designed a polarization independent waveguide based optical isolator and demonstrated operation of all subcomponent waveguide elements; (4) initial demonstration of waveguide Faraday rotation (2,a). In Phase II the principal tasks will include optimizing the design of the waveguide isolator, further development of PMNC-Ys with a target Verdet constant of 5 x 106,a/T-m, further evaluation of the in situ polarization control technique, deposition of thin film magnets; fabrication, evaluation and delivery of integrated isolator prototypes; evaluation of hybrid integration potential with key PIC platforms, and identification of a DARPA and commercial launch customer.

Principal Investigator:

Arkady Bablumyan
Optical Engineer
5206260936
Bablumyan@tipdllc.com

Business Contact:

James Fountain
Business Manager
5202504405
Fountain@tipdllc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TIPD, L.L.C.
9030 S. Rita Road, Ste 120 Tucson, AZ 85747

EIN/Tax ID: 562549422
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No