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VLSI Compatible Silicon-on-Insulator Plasmonic Components

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
94930
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F08B-T18-0215
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 08TT18
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Itn Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127-4107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: VLSI Compatible Silicon-on-Insulator Plasmonic Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0209
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will develop ultradense, low-power plasmonic integration components and devices for on-chip manipulation and processing of optical signals. Both passive and active components will be studied. Detailed performance predictions will be obtained through finite element modeling (FEM) of the harmonic Maxwell's equations. The FEM provides detailed field information, including E field, B field, energy density, and time dependent information with subwavelength resolution, which greatly aids in understanding the underlying physical mechanisms. Test structures will be made using well established nanofabrication facilities, and characterized with spectral and polarization sensitive far field techniques. BENEFIT: The availability of ultradense plasmonic integration components that are compatible with VLSI processing will allow for optical manipulation to be performed on-chip. New and more powerful optoelectronic devices will be enabled by these developments.

Principal Investigator:

Russell Hollingsworth
Senior scientist
3032855154
rhollingsworth@itnes.com

Business Contact:

Debra Werges
Contract administration
3032855129
dwerges@itnes.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ITN Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127

EIN/Tax ID: 841582609
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401
Contact: Ralph L. Brown
Contact Phone: 3032733538