Compact, Low-Power, High Speed Fiber Optic Interconnects for Particle Physics Detectors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-10ER85816
Award Id:
99356
Agency Tracking Number:
94814
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
61 a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1275 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 104, West Chicago, IL, 60185
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
101351505
Principal Investigator:
TonyMoretti
Dr.
(630) 562-9433
tmoretti@vegawave.com
Business Contact:
AlanSugg
Dr.
(630) 562-9433
info@vegawave.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Future particle physics experiments at the high energy frontier, such as LHC, SLHC, ILC, CLIC or Multi-TeV Muon Collider, will all require silicon detectors capable of reconstructing charged particle trajectories with high accuracy in the presence of significant high occupancy. These experiments will impose stringent demands on the data links to transfer the data from the silicon detector to the data acquisition system, either just for readout purposes or for triggering purposes, or both. The large amounts of data required from silicon detectors in these experiments require large parallel or very high-speed serial data links, which become cumbersome and physically impractical in large detector arrays. To address this requirement, this project will develop 3D integration of compact low-power, high-speed optical links for trigger and data extraction. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The development of this optical link will have potential commercial benefits for high-speed backplane and databus applications in high-speed or massively parallel computing. The market impact could be significant for both data centers and short-range high-speed networks.

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