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Integrated photonic Raman sensor on a chip

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0322
Agency Tracking Number: N19A-023-0039
Amount: $139,953.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N19A-T023
Solicitation Number: 19.A
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-06-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-09
Small Business Information
1487 Poinsettia Ave Suite 119
Vista, CA 92081
United States
DUNS: 078674374
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Payam Rabiei Payam Rabiei
 (760) 536-3116
Business Contact
 Payam Rabiei
Phone: (760) 536-3116
Research Institution
 University of California Irvine
 Ozdal Boyraz Ozdal Boyraz
Office of Research 141 Innovation, Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92697, CA 92697
United States

 (949) 824-1979
 Nonprofit College or University

A photonic integrated spectrometer based on high-index contrast thin film platform is proposed for Raman signal processing. Raman signal generation on the chip via waveguide collection integrated with a spectrometer is proposed to increase the efficiency and signal to noise ratio and significantly reduce cost and the size of Raman sensor systems. All components of the proposed Raman detection system except pump laser and detector, will be fabricated on a single chip. The spectrometer will be designed to meet the required cross talk, > 30dB, insertion loss of 10dB and 200nm bandwidth needed for Raman spectroscopy at the operation wavelength of 1 micron. The proposed miniaturized PIC spectrometer can lead to small size, weight, power (SWaP) and mass producible optical spectroscopy systems. This will significantly reduce the size of Raman spectroscopy systems compared to conventional optical spectroscopy system where bulky optical elements with moving mechanical parts are used. The proposed spectrometer can be used in military and security applications as well as in industries such as the oil and gas, food and agriculture.

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