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Compact and Low-cost High Performance Spectrometer Sensor based on Integrated Photonics Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0323
Agency Tracking Number: N19A-023-0280
Amount: $140,000.00
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
4453 La Paloma Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States
DUNS: 081341508
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Renan Moreira Renan Moreira
 (805) 319-2491
Business Contact
 Renan Moreira
Phone: (805) 319-2491
Research Institution
 Ultra-low Loss Technologies
 Mathew Jacob-Mitos Mathew Jacob-Mitos
4453 La Paloma Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States

 (805) 450-7136
 Nonprofit College or University

Ultra-Low Loss Technologies (ULL Technologies) is proposing in collaboration with Prof. Arka Majumdar from University of Washington (UW), to develop a compact, low-cost spectrometer module to be used for chemical sensing applications and to be fabricated using the process design kit (PDK) available through AIM Photonics multi-project wafer run (MPW). The team will combine ULL Technologies expertise in low-loss waveguide photonic integrated circuits (PICs) with UW’s expertise in design and test to realize a novel PIC-based spectrometer that can be fabricated at AIM photonics on 300-mm wafers. Our upfront approach will be to study the feasibility of our design using the SiPh fabrication platform offered by AIM Photonics. Our study in Phase I will focus on the design of the arrayed waveguide grating (AWG)-based spectrometer coupled with an off-chip detection approach. ULL Technologies is a leader in high-performance and ultra-low loss waveguides, and we are ideally positioned to develop the new efficient and compact spectrometer as part of this program, and to work with AIM photonics to make the novel components we will develop available through their foundry.

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