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Ultra-Coherent Semiconductor Laser Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-14-P-0021
Agency Tracking Number: A14A-005-0024
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A14A-T005
Solicitation Number: 2014.A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-08-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-02-17
Small Business Information
3301 Velvet Valley Drive
West Friendship, MD -
United States
DUNS: 614146764
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Morton
 C.E.O.
 (443) 745-4779
 pmorton@mortonphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Jill Morton
Title: C.O.O.
Phone: (410) 707-0949
Email: jill.morton@mortonphotonics.com
Research Institution
 U. of California, Santa Barbara
 John E Bowers
 
Rm 2221C, Engineering Sciences University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-
United States

 (805) 893-8447
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

In this STTR program, technology created at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) to fabricate silicon photonics based integrated laser devices, including wafer bonded gain elements, will be utilized to develop ultra-coherent integrated laser devices that are widely tunable. Novel laser designs developed by Morton Photonics, taking advantage of ultra-low loss microresonator based filters / reflectors, and benefiting from slow light effects, will be fabricated using the novel silicon photonics platform developed by UCSB. These integrated lasers will provide an ultra-coherent output, also with ultra-low relative intensity noise (RIN), and be fully tunable across the 1530nm to 1565nm wavelength range. The laser product developed through this program will take advantage of CMOS foundries and the tremendous cost and scaling advantages of silicon processing technology, leading to a high volume low cost product.

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