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Compact CMOS-Compatible Optical Transceiver

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-16-C-0042
Agency Tracking Number: F14A-T13-0173
Amount: $749,965.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF14-AT13
Solicitation Number: 2015.0
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-08-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-08-14
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Krishnan Parameswaran
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 B. David Green
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution
 Columbia University
 Xiomara Perez-Betances
615 West 131 Street Studebaker Bldg, Room 254
New York, NY 10027
United States

 (212) 854-6851
 Nonprofit College or University

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and the research group of Professor Richard Osgood at Columbia University propose to develop a compact optical transceiver based on devices fabricated on a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) platform. The recent development of novel integrated structures in silicon including waveguides, resonators, and photodetectors will enable dramatic reductions in size, weight, and power for components implementing complex functions. During a successful Phase I program, PSI and Columbia designed, fabricated, and demonstrated a novel ring resonator architecture based on coherent perfect absorption (CPA) for demodulating coherent optical signals. Novel detectors based on ion implanted silicon were integrated into the waveguide to enable implementation of optical demodulation. These components will be optimized and integrated with a laser to create an integrated transceiver during the Phase II program. The technology developed in this program will be ideally suited to Air Force platforms including aircraft and satellites. The compact size of the proposed technology will enable scaling to arrays for use in multi-wavelength applications including optical data centers.

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