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High Performance 3D Photonic Integration for Space Applications

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC18C0226
Agency Tracking Number: 170192
Amount: $749,893.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T8
Solicitation Number: STTR_17_P2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-09-19
Small Business Information
41 Aero Camino
Santa Barbara, CA 93117-3104
United States
DUNS: 191741292
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Leif Johansson
 CTO
 (805) 967-4900
 leif@freedomphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Julie Delgado
Phone: (877) 677-2123
Email: julie.a.delgado@nasa.gov
Research Institution
 University of California-Santa Barbara
 
5221 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 00000-0000
United States

 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)
Abstract

In this work, Freedom Photonics will team with University of California, Santa Barbara to develop a hybrid integration platform that integrates yielded, best-of-breed active optical components with low-cost, high functionality Silicon Photonics components in a manner that is compatible with foundry fabrication (such as AIM Photonics). This will be performed in a highly manufacturable manner, using passively aligned pick-and-place technology to place the semiconductor components on the interposer substrate to form a system in package-type of integration platform for photonic space applications. Using our novel 3D hybrid integration approach developed at UCSB, an integration technology that is scalable, low cost, reliable, and that demonstrates superior thermal performance is realized. The approach is based on flip-chip bonding and vertical coupling between InP and silicon waveguides.

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