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Single Mode Optical-PCB technology

Award Information

Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Freedom Photonics LLC
CA Santa Barbara, CA 93117-3119
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Single Mode Optical-PCB technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-13-C-0142
Award Amount: $499,998.00


In this project, we are developing a single-mode waveguide 1550nm technology suitable for integration into a highly manufacturable Mil-spec Printed Circuit Board (PCB). Optical waveguides provide a high bandwidth, low loss medium for sending digital and analog signals that are not susceptible to Electromagnetic interference (EMI). As bus speeds increase, Copper interconnect technology become more limited due to signal loss, and cross talk. By incorporating an optical layer on a PCB board, the system can minimize its size, weight and power (SWaP) and vibration sensitivity with respect to a discrete fiber based solution.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathon Barton
General Manager/Ph.D
(805) 277-3031

Business Contact:

Milan Mashanovitch
General Manager/Ph.D
(805) 277-3031
Small Business Information at Submission:

Freedom Photonics LLC
90 Arnold Place Suite D Santa Barbara, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 202578468
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes