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Ultra-Coherent Semiconductor Laser Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W911NF-16-C-0072
Agency Tracking Number: D2-1627
Amount: $499,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A14A-T005
Solicitation Number: 2014.0
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-09-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-09-26
Small Business Information
3301 Velvet Valley Drive
West Friendship, MD 21794
United States
DUNS: 614146764
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Morton
 (443) 745-4779
Business Contact
 Dr. Jill Morton
Phone: (410) 707-0949
Research Institution
 University of California Santa Barbara
 John Bowers
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
United States

 (805) 893-8447
 Nonprofit College or University

In this STTR program, technology created in Professor John Bowers research group at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) to fabricate silicon photonics based integrated lasers, including wafer bonded III-V gain elements and ultra-low loss silicon nitride waveguides and microresonators, will be utilized to develop ultra-coherent integrated laser devices that are widely tunable. Novel laser designs developed by Morton Photonics, taking advantage of ultra-low loss microresonator based reflectors will be fabricated using the novel silicon photonics platform developed by UCSB. The Integrated Coherent Tunable Laser (ICTL) will provide an ultra-coherent output, also with ultra-low relative intensity noise (RIN), a high output power, and be fully tunable across the 1530nm to 1565nm wavelength range (C-Band). The ICTL product developed through this program will take advantage of CMOS foundries and the tremendous cost and scaling advantages of silicon processing technology, leading to a high volume low cost product, with low size, weight and power (SWaP).

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