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Ultra Low Drive Voltage Electro-Optic Modulator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W91CRB-10-C-0069
Agency Tracking Number: 08ST1-0221
Amount: $749,994.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: ST081-014
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-04-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-04-26
Small Business Information
615 A State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-
United States
DUNS: 191741292
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Nadir Dagli
 (805) 893-4847
Business Contact
 Jonathon Barton
Title: President
Phone: (805) 277-3031
Research Institution
 Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Harold Frank Hall, Room 5159
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-
United States

 (805) 893-4847
 Nonprofit College or University

The development of compact, ultra-low drive voltage optical phase modulators is a critical key component for passive antenna remoting applications, a strategic area, part of a number of current and upcoming DARPA initiatives. With the development of sufficiently low V-pi modulators, passive front-ends can be constructed with a low figure even for a moderate optical pumping power. The combination of passive antenna remoting, low optical pump power and the compactness of semiconductor nanowire optical modulators will allow the development practical large-scale remoted broadband phased-arrays. With volume, the power dissipation, speed and small footprint of these modulators will additionally form an attractive solution for optical interconnects.

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