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Active Silicon Nanophotonics based on Photonic Crystal with Quantum Dots

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67933
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-013-0102
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Altair Center, Llc.
1 Chartwell Circle Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Active Silicon Nanophotonics based on Photonic Crystal with Quantum Dots
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0090
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

ALTAIR Center in cooperation with University of Rochester proposes to develop a new class of active nanophotonic devices based on quantum dots embedded into photonic crystal microstructures fabricated in silicon-on-insulator waveguides. Due to extremely strong nonlinear optical and electro-optical properties and extremely short switching times, the silicon-based photonic crystal microstructures with quantum dots can be used as key elements for design of various all-optical and electro-optical components enabling their on-chip integration with silicon microelectronics. In Phase I we will prove feasibility of the proposed concept by analytical and numerical studies, fabricate the proposed devices, perform the simplest proof-of-concept experiments, and will characterize basic optical properties of the proposed key elements of active silicon nanophotonics. We will also develop conceptual designs of all-optical switches, modulators, transistors, amplifiers and lasers based on the proposed concept. In Phase II, we will study electro-optical properties of the proposed elements. The technology will be completely optimized and applied to fabrication of the prototype nanophotonic devices enabling on-chip integration with silicon microelectronics.

Principal Investigator:

Valery Rupasov
Principal Scientist
5088455349
altairctr@aol.com

Business Contact:

Sergei Krivoshlykov
President
5088455349
altairctr@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALTAIR CENTER, LLC.
1 Chartwell Circle Shrewsbury, MA 01545

EIN/Tax ID: 742867536
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Rochester
515 Hylan Building, RC Box 270140
Rochester, NY 14627
Contact: Donna L. Beyea
Contact Phone: (585) 275-8036
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university